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.


The screenings are part of the Docs in Exile 2023-24 Documentary Festival, which is implemented under the auspices and with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture.

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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