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Last Day To See Yoruba Richen's Multiple Award-Winning 'The New Black' At Film Forum!

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by Tambay A. Obenson
February 18, 2014 10:55 AM
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Yoruba Richen's award-winning feature documentary, The New Black, opened in New York City, at Film Forum, a week ago, for a 1-week run, February 12-18.

Today is your very last day to see it in a theatrical setting, so take advantage if you're interested.

Already a recipient of a few prestigious awards, including the Creative Promise Award at Tribeca All Access, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Audience Award for Best Feature at the AFI DOCS film festival, the topical documentary made its World Premiere, at the Los Angeles Film Festival last year, in the Documentary Competition

Here's an official synopsis of the film:

THE NEW BLACK tells the story of how the African American community is grappling with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in light of the marriage equality movement and the fight over civil rights. We meet activists, families, and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland, a state with a 30 percent African-American population. Through this story, the film examines homophobia in the black community's institutional pillar—the black church—and reveals the Christian right wing's strategy of exploiting this phenomenon in order to pursue an anti-gay political agenda. THE NEW BLACK takes viewers into the pews and onto the streets as it tells the story of the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland and charts the evolution of this divisive issue within the black community.

Yvonne Whelbon and Angela Tucker are producers of the film that I'm sure will inspire lots of conversation after more audiences see it, in light of worldwide discussions/debates being had on the rights of members of the LGBT community (notably in Uganda and Nigeria most recently, as well as right here in the USA). 

Read our review of the film HERE, as well as an interview with the filmmaker HERE.

You can purchase your tickets online. Click HERE to do so.

Here's the film's trailer (underneath you'll find a poster):



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  • Trish | January 28, 2014 5:09 PMReply

    This is great news! The film is awesome.

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