Black As U R (2020)
Black As U R (2020)

ACMI & MQFF present

Black As U R

Australian Premiere

Michael Rice | USA | 2020 | Unclassified (15+)

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BLACK AS U R points its lens at Black America, asking: ‘Why do we protest racial injustice, but disregard the injustices experienced by black queer people? After all, we are just as black as you are.’

In this highly incendiary documentary, filmmaker Michael Rice interweaves contemporary racial politics with an autobiographical look into his own upbringing in the American south. In doing so, he poignantly unearths the queerphobia prevalent in many black communities.

The inaugural recipient of Frameline Festival’s Out in the Silence Award, BLACK AS U R is a must-see film dedicated to LGBTQ+ visibility in spaces so politically charged that queer representation has been disregarded.

CONTENT ADVICE: Contains descriptions and depictions of queerphobic violence

A Powerful Glimpse into the Complexity of Being Black & Queer in the BLM Era

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Format: DCP
Language: English
Courtesy: No Worries Entertainment
Runtime: 84 mins

Event duration

84 mins


Unclassified (15+)

This film contains descriptions and depictions of queerphobic violence


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