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BLACK IS... BLACK AIN'T is an unabashedly frank look at black identity in America. In his final project before losing his battle with AIDS, acclaimed director Marlon Riggs challenges the traditional definition of blackness while issuing a ringing call to African-Americans to celebrate diversity within the community.

A powerful and intelligent critique of racism, sexism, and homophobia, the film trains a bright spotlight on the exclusiveness and rigidity of the black institutions of family, church, and community.

Winner of the Sundance Film Festival's Director's Trophy, BLACK IS... BLACK AIN'T is embracing and at moments mystical (New York Times).
 

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Slant Magazine

The wider focus of Black Is… Black Ain’t occasionally threatens to become too diffuse, but Riggs’s end-of-life presence anchors the project’s themes, continually bringing the strands of black experience back to courage in the face of adversity and threatened extinction.

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