The New Black

Film/Video
The New Black

The New Black

Image courtesy of Promised Land Film

The New Black

The New Black

Image courtesy of Promised Land Film

The New Black

The New Black

Image courtesy of Promised Land Film

Yoruba Richen

Yoruba Richen

Image courtesy of Promised Land Film

The New Black Official Trailer

The New Black

(Yoruba Richen, 2014)

Introduced by Yoruba Richen

Reception | 6 PM

New Documentary

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.

Visiting Filmmakers

Rising stars and acclaimed masters come to screen their films and talk with Wexner Center audiences.

Thu, May 8, 2014 7 PM

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.

Viewing Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

The Wex is closed Thu, Dec 25, and Thu, Jan 1, but our galleries will be open Fri, Dec 26, through Tue, Dec 30, 10 AM–8 PM. Learn more about our holiday hours here.

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection closes Dec 31. Don't miss the exhibition artnet named among the world's 25 "must-see shows."