Marlon Riggs’ Tongues Untied

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 • 8PM • $7-10 NO ONE TURNED AWAY!
ARTISTS’ TELEVISION ACCESS • 992 VALENCIA ST • SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Marlon Riggs, with assistance from other gay Black men, especially poet Essex Hemphill, celebrates Black men loving Black men as a revolutionary act. The film intercuts footage of Hemphill reciting his poetry, Riggs telling the story of his growing up, scenes of men in social intercourse and dance, and various comic riffs, including a visit to the “Institute of Snap! Theology,” where men take lessons in how to snap their fingers: the sling snap, the point snap, the diva snap. The film closes with obituaries for victims of AIDS and archival footage of the civil rights movement placed next to footage of Black men marching in a gay pride parade.

Dir. Marlon Riggs 55 min.

As always, FREE POPCORN, Raffle and door prizes! Snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase in our snack bar!

Prioritized seating for people with disabilities and/or BYOC (bring your own chair). For your convenience, please arrive early (around 7:45 p.m.). The cinema an bathrooms are now accessible by scooter and wheelchair. There are additional accessible bathrooms half a block down at Mission Creek. We are 4 blocks from the BART. If you have any other accessibility concerns, please ask, and we invite feedback.