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Black Is... Black Ain't

 
 
Feb 8—Feb 10, 2019
 
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RUN TIME: 87min
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+  Feb 8—Intro by filmmaker Katherine Cheairs; Feb 10—Intro by archivist and author Steven G. Fullwood
 
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Friday February 08, 2019
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Directed by Marlon Riggs | 1994

Having grappled with the stereotypes imposed upon black people by white America, Riggs turned his attention to another fraught issue: the definitions of “blackness” that African-Americans impose on each other. Weaving together poetry, commentary from scholars like Angela Davis and bell hooks, and direct address from Riggs (filmed from his hospital bed, dying of AIDS), Black Is…Black Ain’t powerfully confronts sexism, homophobia, and colorism as it makes a moving call for communion among black Americans.

Feb 8—Intro by filmmaker Katherine Cheairs
Feb 10—Intro by archivist and author Steven G. Fullwood

 
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