Film Reel Impact: Marlon Riggs and AIDS Activism Peter Jay Sharp Building
BAM Rose Cinemas
Feb 10, 2019
  • 2PM
Running Time: 57min Co-presented by BAM and Amazon Studios

At the height of the AIDS epidemic, Riggs defied conservative fear-mongering with these powerful, poetic works that celebrate the love and humanity of black, gay, HIV-positive men.

+ Post-screening discussion with journalist Steven W. Thrasher, artist Kiyan Williams, filmmaker Katherine Cheairs, and writer Darnell Moore
MEMBERS: $7.50 (free for Level 4 and above)


Dir. Marlon Riggs
1991, 9min


Pervert the language.” Kinetically edited in the style of a music video, this hip-hop-inflected experimental work issues a proud statement of black gay love and humanity.


Dir. Marlon Riggs
1990, 10min


A stirringly poetic portrait of black gay men fighting for visibility and liberation.

Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien

Dir. Marlon Riggs
1992, 38min


In this intimate, profoundly personal documentary made at the height of the AIDS epidemic, black, gay, HIV-positive men share their stories of coming to terms with the disease and its effect on their relationships, worldview, and understanding of themselves