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'Tongue's Untied' 30th Anniversary Screening

Join us for a 30th anniversary screening of the ground-breaking film "Tongues Untied" by late filmmaker Marlon Riggs.

Made to “shatter this nation’s brutalizing silence on matters of sexual and racial difference” this bold and beautiful film combines poetry, performance, and music into a personal and universal statement on the experiences and resulting persecution of black gay men. During its release, this film met with a storm of controversy that reached all the way to Congress.

Post-screening dialogue after the film.

Library contact: 619-236-5800

Presented as part of the 2019 One Book, One San Diego program, featuring “The Great Believers” by Rebecca Makkai.

“The Great Believers” is a historical novel about the terrors and tragedies of the AIDS epidemic and its repercussions, through a story about friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss, set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris.

It won the Stonewall Book Award, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and was optioned by Amy Poehler for television.

This event is part of the San Diego Public Library’s programming for this year’s One Book, One San Diego. The 2019 selections include “The Great Believers” by Rebecca Makkai, “The Crossover” by Kwame Alexander for young adults, "Dreamers" by Yuyi Morales for kids, and “Éramos unos niños” by Patti Smith for Spanish-language readers.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Promotional film graphic for "Tongue's Untied." By filmma...

Above: Promotional film graphic for "Tongue's Untied." By filmmaker Marlon Riggs

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