- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 55 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: March 18, 2008
- Originally Released: 1989
- Label: Strand Home Video
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Sight and Sound - 07/01/1991
"...A bravura display of controlled anger..."
Marlon Riggs's controversial, brilliant and highly political look at racism and homophobia in the United States. Availing himself of a plethora of artistic forms -- including poetry, music, and oral history -- "Tongues Untied" unravels and reveals the dual prejudices that African-American gays must deal with on an everyday basis.
This was originally aired on PBS, where it stirred extremely strong reaction throughout the nation.
A spellbinding and provocative film.
Gay / Lesbian |
Race Relations |
- Named Best Independent Film by the Los Angeles Critics Awards. Received First Prize from the San Francisco International Film Festival, Blue Ribbon from the American Film & Video Festival, and Outstanding Merit Award from the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame.