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Tongues untied

Author: Marlon T Riggs; Essex Hemphill; California Newsreel (Firm)
Publisher: [United States] : California Newsreel, 1989.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Marlon Riggs' essay film Tongues untied 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: Educational films
Internet videos
Streaming video
Biographical films
Documentary films
Experimental films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Documentary
Films éducatifs
Vidéos sur Internet
Films biographiques
Films expérimentaux
Documentaires
Films autres que de fiction
Vidéos pour personnes handicapées auditives
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Marlon T Riggs; Essex Hemphill; California Newsreel (Firm)
OCLC Number: 897773946
Language Note: In English with optional English captions for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Title from title frames.
Credits: Photographer, editor, producer, director, Marlon T. Riggs ; screenplay, Reginald Jackson, Steve Langley, Alan Miller, Donald Woods, Joseph Bream, Craig Harris, Marlon Riggs.
Performer(s): Featuring 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.
Event notes: Originally produced in 1989.
Description: 1 online resource (55 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences
Contents: Introduction: Rap Expression of Black Men's Experience (2:53) --
Essex Hemphill's 'Silence' (2:08) --
Black Chat Phone Hook-Ups for Activists (3:05) --
Snap Expression (3:17) --
Marginalization (2:34) --
Violence and First Love (2:21) --
Castro District Revolution (2:53) --
Cross Dressers (3:55) --
Homophobia (4:43) --
Repressed Anger (3:45) --
Listen, Dance and Meet Up (6:04) --
Gay Expression (6:29) --
Heterosexual Love (3:02) --
Aids Fear Challenges the Freedom to Love (4:09) --
Credits: Tongues Untied (2:27).
Other Titles: Tongues untied :
Responsibility: by Marlon Riggs.
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Marlon Riggs' essay film Tongues untied 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 untied remains a celebrated vehicle for eloquent self-expression and liberation.

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