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FREE PROGRAM: TONGUES UNTIED

  • Gay City: Seattle's LGBTQ Center 517 East Pike Street Seattle, WA, 98122 United States (map)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2019 | 4:00 PM | GAY CITY: SEATTLE'S LGBTQ CENTER 

USA | 1989 | 55 minutes | Marlon Riggs | In English without subtitles

Marlon Riggs’s highly influential and critically acclaimed film combines performance, personal essay, and poetry (featuring Essex Hemphill and others) to explore what it means to be black and gay. Denounced by anti-gay forces in Congress, TONGUES UNTIED was embraced by black gay audiences for its authentic representation of style and culture, as well as its fierce response to oppression. Declaring “black men loving black men is the revolutionary act,” the film’s message of personal expression and liberation remains as relevant and important today as it was when first released 30 years ago.

TONGUES UNTIED

Director: Marlon Riggs

Principal Cast: Marlon Riggs, Essex Hemphill, Brian Freeman

Country: USA

Year: 2019

Running Time: 55 minutes

Producer: Marlon Riggs

Language: English

Content Warnings: Implied violence

Later Event: October 13
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