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I Shall Not Be Removed: The Life of Marlon Riggs + Long Train Running: A History of the Oakland Blues

 
 
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I Shall Not Be Removed: The Life Of Marlon Riggs

Dir. Karen Everett
1996, 60min

 

This heartfelt tribute to a trailblazing artist traces Riggs’ life and career, from his childhood to his coming out and political awakening to his high-profile battles with censorship and eventual death from AIDS. Threading footage from Riggs’ films with interviews with the filmmaker, his family, and collaborators, I Shall Not Be Removed paints an inspiring portrait of a singularly brave, outspoken figure who fought tirelessly for the dignity of marginalized communities.

 
Long Train Running: History of the Oakland Blues

Dir. Marlon Riggs, Peter Webster
1981, 29min

 

Riggs’ UC Berkeley thesis film is an award-winning work of regional anthropology in which he documents the history of a form of blues music unique to the Oakland area and the local performers who perpetuate it.

 
 
 
 
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