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Film: Tongues United

March 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Public Humanities Cinema project 2017
A public film screening and dialog series hosted by Andi Miller, Director of Lynchburg Diversity Center

Tongues Untied is a 1989 semi-documentary film directed by Marlon Riggs. The film seeks, in its author’s words to, “…shatter the nation’s brutalizing silence on matters of sexual and racial difference.” To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Teddy Awards, the film has been selected to be shown at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival in February 2016.

A public discussion and open dialog on the black LGBT culture and in cinema will follow, lead by guest speaker J. Nikol Beckham. and host Andi Miller.

J. Nikol Jackson-Beckham is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Randolph College with a
B.A., Virginia Tech; B.F.A., American Intercontinental University; M.A., San Diego State University; Ph.D., University of North Carolina.

This program is supported by a grant from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH).

About the VFH:
The mission of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities is to connect people and ides to explore the human experience and inspire cultural engagement. VFH reaches audiences across the Commonwealth and beyond through Community Programs, Digital Initiatives, Scholarships, and the Virginia Center for the Book. For more information visit:


March 21, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Riverviews Artspace
(434) 847-7277