The New Black
(Yoruba Richen, 2014)
Introduced by Yoruba Richen
Reception | 6 PM
Nonfiction filmmaking holds a strong appeal for many committed directors and producers. This ongoing series lets you sample wide-ranging approaches to the contemporary documentary.
Today’s most engaging and inventive directors, producers, and film professionals join us to introduce their work and answer questions after most screenings.
The New Black examines the role of the African American community in the debate over the gay marriage movement. Focusing on the 2012 legal battle in Maryland—one of 17 states in the US to have legalized same-sex marriage—director Yoruba Richen delivers a nuanced exploration of the diverse range of attitudes from people on both sides of the debate and provides insight into this unique nexus of race, religion, and sexual identity. Richen, a 2012 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, has also created the documentaries Promised Land (2009) and Take It from Me (2001). (75 mins., DCP)
Join us in the lower lobby at 6 PM before the film begins for a reception welcoming the director. Open to the public, the reception is cosponsored by Ohio State’s Office of Student Life Multicultural Center.
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Office of Student Life Multicultural Center, with promotional support from Stonewall Columbus.
$8 members, students, seniors
$10 general public
SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS FOR FILM/VIDEO
Rohauer Collection Foundation
SUPPORT FOR VISITING FILMMAKER PRESENTATIONS
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council