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Author: Marlon T RiggsEssex HemphillBen CalletStrand Releasing (Firm),Frameline (Firm),All authors
Publisher: [San Francisco, CA] : California newsreel, ©1989.
Series: Frameline's lesbian & gay cinema collection.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Marlon Riggs' essay film Tongues United gives voice to communities of black gay men, presenting their cultures and perspectives on the world as they confront racism, homophobia, and marginalization. It broke new artistic ground by mixing poetry (by Essex Hemphill and other artists), music, performance and Riggs' autobiographical revelations. The film was embraced by black gay audiences for its authentic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Streaming videos
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Marlon T Riggs; Essex Hemphill; Ben Callet; Strand Releasing (Firm),; Frameline (Firm),; California Newsreel (Firm),
OCLC Number: 891333069
Language Note: In English.
Credits: Photographer, editor, producer, director, Marlon T. Riggs ; screenplay, Reginald Jackson, Steve Langley, Alan Miller, Donald Woods, Joseph Bream, Craig Harris, Marlon Riggs.
Cast: Poetry performance, Essex Hemphill ; cast, Michael Bell, Bernard Branner, Ben Callet, Gerald Davis, Kenneth R. Dixon, Darnell Stephens-Durio, Larry Duckette, Brian Freeman, A.J. Honey, Paul Horrey, David Hunter, Wayson Jones, David Barron Kirkland, Richard Medford, Cornelius Moore, Bryant Navy, Wilie "Ninja", Michael Oatis, Bob Paris, Timothy Riena, Ron Simmons, Britt Tennell, Taalib-Din Shakir, Robert D. Taylor.
Description: 1 online resource (55 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences
Series Title: Frameline's lesbian & gay cinema collection.
Responsibility: by Marlon Riggs.

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Marlon Riggs' essay film Tongues United gives voice to communities of black gay men, presenting their cultures and perspectives on the world as they confront racism, homophobia, and marginalization. It broke new artistic ground by mixing poetry (by Essex Hemphill and other artists), music, performance and Riggs' autobiographical revelations. The film was embraced by black gay audiences for its authentic representation of style, and culture, as well its fierce response to oppression. It opened up opportunities for dialogue among and across communities. Tongues Untied has been lauded by critics for its vision and its bold aesthetic advances, and vilified by anti-gay forces who used it to condemn government funding of the arts. It was even denounced from the floor of Congress. "Black men loving Black men is the revolutionary act" is the rallying cry at the film's end and after more than 20 years, Tongues United remains a celebrated vehicle for eloquent self-expression and liberation.

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