Signifyin' Marlon Riggs: Screening and Panel Discussion of Marlon Riggs's "Black Is Black Ain't"

Presented by Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts (QCCA)
October 21, 2011, 7:00–9:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public

Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts (QCCA) presents a screening of the late Marlon Riggs' final film, Black Is Black Ain't (1995), followed by a panel discussion with producers, editors, mentors, artists, and friends involved with Marlon Riggs, including Jeanne Finley, Blackberri, Pat Turner, Nicole Atkinson Roach, and others!.

The panel, moderated by filmmaker and CCA faculty member Cheryl Dunye, will discuss the importance of Riggs's work and its relevance today for artists and activists who continue to struggle with issues of race and homophobia.

"As long as I have work then I'm not going to die, cause work is a living spirit in me -- that which wants to connect with other people and pass on something to them which they can use in their own lives and grow from." — Marlon Riggs, Black Is Black Ain't

Organized by Cheryl Dunye and Rudy Lemcke, board members of the Queer Cultural Center.

This event is cosponsored by CCA's Film Program and Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies, Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts, and The Queer Cultural Center. This program is also supported in part by the Community Arts & Education Program (CAE) of the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC). Special thanks to CCA's Academic Affairs and Provost Mark Breitenberg and Dr. Marcy Adelman for their contributions to this program.