MARCH SCREENINGS: Queer, black and beautiful

What does it mean to be Black and queer in contemporary America? A recent cinematic gem and an underground milestone from the past make up Exile Room’s March screenings, exploring radical voices from the African American LGBTQ+ community and their stories, riddled with pain and passion.

Kokomo City

In this wildly entertaining and refreshingly unfiltered DIY documentary, transgender filmmaker and former award-winning music producer D. Smith picks up the camera, while passing the mic to four Black trans sex workers in Atlanta and New York City – Daniella Carter, Koko Da Doll, Liyah Mitchell, and Dominique Silver – who unapologetically break down the walls of their profession.

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Tongues Untied

Marlon T. Riggs’s landmark 1989 documentary on Black gay life uses poetry, personal testimony, rap, and performance to describe the homophobia and racism faced by Black gay men.

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