I Shall Not Be Removed
Film I Shall Not Be Removed: The Life of Marlon Riggs + Long Train Running: A History of the Oakland Blues Peter Jay Sharp Building
BAM Rose Cinemas
Feb 8, 2019
  • 9:15PM
Running Time: 89min

A heartfelt tribute to the life and work of trailblazing black gay filmmaker Marlon Riggs is presented alongside his first film, an award-winning documentary on the unique Oakland blues scene.

MEMBERS: $7.50 (free for Level 4 and above)

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.