Back in black
Filmmaker Marlon Riggs changed the face of black gay America with his monumental film Tongues Untied. The 1989 documentary was controversial, but his legacy endured. Two decades later, the Fahari Arts Institute strives to keep Riggs relevant — especially to a younger audience.
“Youth is a big focus this year,” says arts director Harold Steward. “We are encouraging people to bring their families to the festival.”
The Marlon Riggs Film Festival returns for a second year on Feb. 18. The festival is presented in association with Black Cinematheque, Q-Roc TV and the South Dallas Cultural Center as well as with the cooperation of the United Black Ellument and AIDS Arms.
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