Documentary Movie Review: Tongues Untied (1989) #atozchallenge

Welcome to Panorama of the Mountains! My name is Liam and I enjoy watching documentary movies.  This month I will be reviewing 26 documentaries from A-to-Z!

Documentaries starting with the letter T that I have previously reviewed include:

Title: Tongues Untied
Release Date: October 26, 1989
Director: Marlon T. Riggs
Production Company: Signifyin’ Works

This is not your typical documentary, but more of an art piece.  Through poetry, music, performance art, and film footage Marlon T. Riggs explores the experience of Black gay men in America.  Racial discrimination, homophobia, and the masculine desire to repress emotions all conspire to silence Black gay men.  This movie is all about letting them speak out their pain, anger, joy, and love.  It’s really hard to describe this movie in words, but it is very powerful – and unflinching – and worth the watch.

Rating: ****