Films at MOMA including a Tribute to Marlon Riggs.
“The tribute, which will include 3 feature-length films by Riggs, will, according to a MoMA press release…
“… exemplify his insightful investigations into the ways racism and homophobia were embedded in American television, film, and popular culture in the 19th and 20th centuries. Riggs’s personal and intellectual commitment to frank discussions of the black, gay experience thrust him into the center of the “culture wars” of the 1990s, and revealed him to be an influential proponent for independent voices on television through a campaign to create the independent television Service (ITVS).”
Going to try and check this out (online if not in person)! I don’t know much about Marlon Riggs but am excited to see these issues being talked about and curious what his films will express. FYI: I had to search Marlon Riggs on the MOMA website to find it.
Looks like there are a lot of other good films playing at the festival too. Here’s the full calendar: http://press.moma.org/wp-content/files_mf/documentaryfortnight2013schedulewithfilminformation.pdf