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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

The Mark Goodson screening room is located on the 2nd floor of the Louis B. Mayer Library
(Recommended parking is the lot behind the Louis B. Mayer Library, drive all the way up campus to the parking lot on top of the hill)

Dates & Times


American Film Institute

Sat, Jul 27
4:30 pm