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Marlon Riggs (1957–1994)

Marlon Riggs was born on February 3, 1957 in Texas, USA. He was a director and producer, known for Tongues Untied (1989), Color Adjustment (1992) and Black Is... Black Ain't (1994). He died on April 5, 1994 in Oakland, California, USA. See full bio »

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Tongues Untied
Tongues Untied Director
Color Adjustment
Color Adjustment Director
Black Is... Black Ain't
Ethnic Notions
Ethnic Notions Director


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 2003 In the Life (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- The Art World (2003)
 1994 Affirmations (Short)
 1994 Black Is... Black Ain't (Documentary)
 1993 Anthem (Short)
 1993 Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien (Short)
 1992 Color Adjustment (Documentary) (as Marlon T. Riggs)
 1991 P.O.V. (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Tongues Untied (1991)
 1989 Tongues Untied (Documentary)
 1986 Ethnic Notions (Documentary)
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 1993 Anthem (Short) (producer)
 1992 Color Adjustment (Documentary) (producer - as Marlon T. Riggs)
 1986 Ethnic Notions (Documentary) (producer)
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 1993 Anthem (Short)
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 1992 Color Adjustment (Documentary) (as Marlon T. Riggs)
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 1989 Tongues Untied (Documentary)
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 1989 Tongues Untied (Documentary)
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Marlon T. Riggs

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Filmmaker John Mulholland holds Marlon Riggs in higher esteem than any other film artist; Riggs is his filmmaker ideal: "That I am gay has no bearing on my admiration for the man. Marlon Riggs had such invigorating passion, such unbridled intellectual and emotional ferocity, such wit, such rage, such compassion, as he savaged the minefield that is race, racism, gayness, homophobia, masculinity, ... See more »

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