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Tongues Untied

+ intro by programmer Rico Johnson-Sinclair

Marlon T Riggs’ film is poignant yet playful, and affirming in the most important ways.

This film will be preceded by the short Beyond 'There's always a black issue Dear' (UK 2018. Dir Claire Lawrie. Digital. 30min).

Image from Tongues Untied + intro by programmer Rico Johnson-Sinclair

USA 1989
Dir Marlon T Riggs
55min
Digital

What does it take to claim your rightful Black identity, as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community? Poignant yet playful, and affirming in the most important ways, Tongues Untied speaks to the damage Black queer men do to their sense of self in majority white and gay communities, and how to break the cycle.

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