Outsiders On Screen: 1989 With Special Introduction

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Outsiders On Screen: 1989 With Special Introduction
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Outsiders On Screen: 1989 With Special Introduction says
Introduced by Kathleen Pirrie Adams
Friday, May 27, 2016 at 7pm
Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario

*This program, 1989, features three shorts by Sadie Benning and a feature by Marlon Riggs*

Director Marlon Riggs' "Tongues Untied" (1989) gave voice to communities of black gay men and broke artistic ground by mixing poetry, music, performance and his own autobiographical revelations. Featuring the voices of Riggs and prominent Black gay activists Joseph Beam and Essex Hemphill among others, "Tongues Untied" offers a powerful composite portrait of life in the age of the AIDS epidemic. Screened with three PixelVision shorts by Sadie Benning: "Living Inside," "Me and Rubyfruit" and "A New Year."


1989 screens as part of the seven-part series "Oursiders on Screen," presented as an extension of the exhibition "Outsiders: American Photography and Film, 1950s – 1980s" (#OutsidersAGO), closing May 29.

The provocative and influential films and videos in this series feature intimate and transgressive portraits of subjects who, in wildly diverse ways, challenge systems of authority and normative notions of cultural and personal identity.

Single tickets:
Members $10 | Public $12 | Students $8


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By: AGO - Art Gallery of Ontario