Thu, April 22, 2021 7:00 P.M.
Presented in collaboration with Scribe Video Center.
Screening at 7:00 p.m., Accessing Archives Presentation at 8:00 p.m.
“Black men loving Black men is the revolutionary act *snap!”–Marlon Riggs (1957–1994). Riggs’s groundbreaking film Tongues Untied is a cornerstone within LGBTQ+ documentary cinema, and the film’s timeless articulation of experiences of Black gay men has inspired a generation of queer-identified artists and filmmakers. Through poetry, personal testimony, rap, and performance, Riggs delivers a compelling portrait of Black gay community members and their vulnerabilities.
As part of Scribe Video Center’s Accessing Archives program, scholar, archivist, and activist Steven G. Fullwood will present a special presentation on Black LGBTQ+ archives and their importance directly following this screening. Fullwood was formerly an assistant curator at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and founded the In the Life Archive in 1999 to aid the preservation of materials produced by and about LGBTQ+ people of African descent, now the largest collection of Black LGBTQ+ papers in the United States.
This event will screen at Crowdcast.io/scribevideocenter and tickets are available on a sliding scale. Click here to RSVP.