Free “Independent Lens” Film Night: The New Black | Berkeley
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Rialto Cinemas Elmwood | 2966 College Ave, Berkeley, CA
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
The New Black | Free PBS “Independent Lens” Documentary Film Night | Berkeley
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 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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