No Regrets:A Celebration of Marlon Riggs

UC Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive

Marlon Riggs (1957–1994) was a graduate of and professor at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism who employed the medium of video to engage critically with African American (and American) culture, representation, and identity. Riggs is best known for his brilliant 1989 video essay Tongues Untied, a riveting combination of interviews, performance, stock footage, autobiography, poetry, and dance that elucidates the revolutionary potential of

This is what SF/Arts curator Sura Wood has to say about No Regrets:A Celebration of Marlon Riggs :

Known for his deep humanity and insight, Riggs, who died from complications of HIV in 1994, created videos that critiqued issues related to African American culture and identity. His breakout film, the uplifting “Tongues Untied” (1989), combined testimonials, rap, autobiography, poetry and dance into an innovative cinematic essay that illuminated the possibility of black men loving black men without shame, a revolutionary idea for its time.

Event Info
Sep 19 → Nov 25
Varies Wed - Sun at 7
$5 UC Berkeley students; $8 BAMPFA members; $9 UC Berkeley faculty & staff, Non-UC Berkeley students, disabled, 65+, 18 & under; and artists in the BA
Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive
2155 Center Street , Berkeley
Info: 5106420808
Venue: 510/642-0808
Event Website Main Website Add to Calendar Map Visit San Francisco