Black Is ... Black Ain't

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE

BLACK IS … BLACK AIN’T
by Marlon Riggs
88 minutes, 1994

Over 20 years after the filmmaker’s death from AIDS, Marlon Riggs still stands as one of the most important and courageous resistors to racism, heterosexism, and patriarchy. His body of films, all completed before his death at age 37, speak to centuries-long stereotypes that imprisoned whole swaths of the American population. In Black Is…Black Ain’t, Riggs explores African American identity, investigating a cross-section of black Americans grappling with sometimes paradoxical or contradictory definitions of blackness. Issues of complexion, class, sexuality, gender, education, geography, and religion render certain African Americans “too black” or “not black enough.” Black Is…Black Ain’t is a complicated, award-winning documentary illuminating a range of expressions of African American identity.

All seats for this free screening are currently reserved. To be placed on our waiting list, please arrive a half-hour prior to the event start time and sign up at our Box Office. Any released tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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DATES AND TICKETS

Monday, January 16, 2017 // 7:00PM