The New Black is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with 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.
The New Black takes viewers into the pews and onto the streets and provides a seat at the kitchen table. 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.
Presented by Indie Memphis and sponsored by The Film Program in the Department of Communication at the University of Memphis. Additional support provided by ArtsFirst and the First Tennessee Foundation. The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of South Arts, funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.
Tickets are $8 each, with a $2 discount available for seniors.
FREE for Indie Memphis members and for students with valid ID