An urgently kinetic and lyrical exploration of embodiment, language, and gay black maleness, Marlon Riggs’s experimental essay-documentary is a confessional, defiant fingersnap against racial hangups and homophobic anxieties in the age of AIDS, underscored by the searing, rhythmic intonations of poet Essex Hemphill. Outfest is proud to co-present this 30th anniversary screening with AFI Festivals, which hosted its premiere in 1989, and Signifyin’ Works, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving Riggs’s cinematic legacy.

In Person: Vivian Kleiman

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