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Black Is... Black Ain't

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 28 min.

Plot Summary
African-American documentary filmmaker Marlon Riggs was working on this final film as he died from AIDS-related complications in 1994; he addresses the camera from his hospital bed in several scenes. The film directly addresses sexism and homophobia within the black community, with snippets of misogynistic and anti-gay slurs from popular hip-hop songs juxtaposed with interviews with African-American intellectuals and political theorists, including Cornel West, bell hooks and Angela Davis.


Director: Marlon Riggs

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: California Newsreel

Black Is... Black Ain't (1995)

Release Date: January 4th, 1995|1 hr. 28 min.

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