Dochouse hosts online screening of Tongues Untied
Staff Reporter | On 10, Jul 2020
Bertha Dochouse is hosting an online screening of Tongues Untied this evening.
The seminal piece of New Queer Cinema is regarded as one of the most important documentaries of the 20th century. Directed by Marlon Riggs, the movie explores what it means to be black and gay. Moving between poetry, performance and personal confession, Tongues Untied is in turn funny, erotic and devastating, as Riggs conveys with eloquence and anger the homophobia and racism that confronts black gay men.
At a time where Black Lives Matter and intersectionality are being discussed globally, Bertha Dochouse is screening the 1989 film for free online – a rare chance to see a film that is currently unavailable on DVD, although the BFI will be releasing the movie later this year.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Vivian Kleiman, a longtime friend and artistic partner of Riggs, and Afro-Queer Artist Topher Campbell, whose 20-plus-year output spans broadcasting, theatre, performance, writing, experimental film and site-specific work. Topher Campbell’s The Homecoming: A Short Film About Ajamu will also stream before Tongues Untied.
The film kicks off at 7pm UK time – register here.