The story traces John Lennon's life from the period 1966 to 1976, where Lennon transforms into an antiwar activist, one in constant conflict with the U.S. government and its views.
The compelling and provocative documentary of John Lennon's evolution from beloved Beatle to outspoken artist and activist. An iconic inspiration for peace during one of the most tumultuous times in American history, Lennon stood his ground, refused to be silenced and courageously won his battle with the U.S. Government.
A documentary on the life of John Lennon, with a focus on the time in his life when he transformed from a musician into an antiwar activist.
The compelling and provocative documentary of John Lennon's evolution from beloved Beatle to outspoken artist and activist.
"Black Is... Black Ain't" is an unabashedly frank and honest- and at times humorous- look at black identity in America. In his final project before losing his battle with AIDS, acclaimed director Marlon Riggs challenges the traditional definition of blackness while issuing a ringing call to African-Americans to celebrate diversity within the community so that the dream of unity can be achieved. A powerful and intelligent critique of racism, sexism, and homophobia, the film trains a bright spotlight on the exclusiveness and rigidity of the black institutions of family, church, and community. Incisive storytelling and commentary from prominent black intellectuals, including Angela Davis, bell hooks, and Cornel West, as well as Riggs' own hospital bed insights stir provocative debate and add reinforcement to Riggs' bold vision for a humanity that embraces all people. Likening black America to a batch of his grandmother's gumbo, a stew with "just a little bit of everything in it," Riggs explodes the myth that black America is monolithic.
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