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Bring "New Black" to Theaters!

by The New Black category: Film

“Wanna shift convo abt race & LGBT equality? Bring #NewBlackFilm to theater near you! Kicks off #NationalComingOutDay. http://thndr.it/1en3MKZ

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Bring "New Black" to Theaters!

The New Black, a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues, is proud to team up with Tugg, a web-platform that enables individuals and organizations to host movies in their local theaters. Kicking off on National Coming Out Day, October 11, the screenings are part of an ongoing campaign to open the dialogue around marriage equality and civil rights in communities across the nation.  

Directed and produced by Yoruba Richen, 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.

“We’re at a historic moment where LGBT issues are at the forefront of the national debate," says Richen. "It's an honor for The New Black to be a part of the conversation. Partnering with an innovative platform like Tugg allows us to bring this film and important discussion to theaters and communities across the country.” 

The New Black documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize the freedom to marry. It 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 film, currently on the festival circuit, has received enthusiastic reviews and garnered several audience awards.

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The New Black is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. The film documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage and 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.

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