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.
Director: Marlon Riggs
Principal Cast: Marlon Riggs, Essex Hemphill, Brian Freeman
Running Time: 55 minutes
Producer: Marlon Riggs
Content Warnings: Implied violence