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"Marlon Riggs's Tongues Untied rises above the 'deeply personal' — far above it — in exploring what it means to be black and gay. Angry, funny, erotic and poetic by turns (and sometimes all at once), it jumps from interview...

Filmmaker Interviews

Filmmaker Marlon Riggs discusses his hesitancy at stepping in front of the camera for his landmark film Tongues Untied.

  • Updated on April 23, 2014

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Tongues Untied

Premiere Date: July 16, 1991

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Filmmaker: Marlon Riggs


Marlon Riggs
Marlon Riggs

Critical Acclaim

A daring, visionary work that speaks with the eloquence of barbed wire.”

— Steve Dollar,
Atlanta Journal Constitution

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