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Race, Sex & Cinema: The World of Marlon Riggs

February 13 @ 7:30 pm

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Every day until February 14, 2019

the first stop in an ongoing, international celebration of the groundbreaking artist. Riggs (1957—94) was an American filmmaker, professor, poet, and gay rights activist, who wrote, produced, and directed provocative, formally innovative meditations on representation, race, gender, and sexual identity in American culture. Organized by BAM’s senior repertory and specialty film programmer Ashley Clark in collaboration with documentary filmmaker and longtime Riggs collaborator Vivian Kleiman, the series marks the 25th anniversary of Riggs’ death from AIDS-related complications, and the 30th anniversary of the premiere of his landmark work, Tongues Untied, a poetic reflection on the experiences of black, gay men in America.

Marlon Riggs
Full Schedule
Wed, Feb 6 7:30 pm: Tongues Untied : 30 th Anniversary Screening
Post screening discussion with Riggs collaborator Vivian Kleiman and filmmaker Yance Ford,
moderated by historian Tavia Nyong’o
Thu Feb 7 7pm: Ethnic Notions *
9:10pm: Color Adjustment
* Post screening discussion with
journalist Steven W. Thrasher and Racquel Gates, assistant professor of cinema and media studies at the College of Staten Island, CUNY, moderated by series
programmer Ashley Clark
** Introduction by Herman Gray, p
rofessor of sociology at UC Santa Cruz
Fri, Feb 8 7pm: Black Is… Black Ain’t *
9:15pm: Long Train Running: A History of the Oakland Blues + I Shall Not Be Removed: The Life of
Marlon Riggs * Introduction by Katherine Cheairs, filmmaker and found ing member of What Would the HIV Doula Do? Collective
Sat, Feb 9
7pm: Moonlight + Affirmations
9:30pm: Tongues Untied + Anthem + The Attendant
Sun, Feb 10
2pm: Amazon Reel Impact: Marlon Riggs and AIDS Activism* 5pm: Shorts Program: James Baldwin Around the World**
Black Is… Black Ain’t * Post screening discussion with journalist Steven W. Thrasher, multidisciplinary artist Kiyan Williams, and Katherine Cheairs, moderated by writer Darnell Moore ** Introduced by writer Tobi Haslet
Mon, Feb 11
La Ofrenda + Reassemblage
Tongues Untied + Anthem + The Attendant
Tue, Feb 12
Brother to Brother : 15th
Anniversary Screening
* Post screening discussion with Rodney Evans
Wed, Feb 13
Hide and Seek + Janine
The Complete Electronic Diaries
+ Shorts
Thu, Feb 14
Shorts Program: Under the Influence
* Post screening discussion with various filmmakers, moderated by scholar Vivian Crockett


February 13
7:30 pm
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BAM Rose Cinemas
30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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