Black Is... Black Ain't Poster

Release Date: 1995

DVD Release Date: January 27th, 2009

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

Production Co: Independent Television Series

Keywords: Passionate, Inspiring, Quest, 1990s, New York City, Family, Hospital