The New Black

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Filmmaker Yoruba Richen examines the reaction of the black community to the debate over legalizing gay marriage.

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Critic Reviews for The New Black

  • The ballot initiative for same-sex marriage that was put to Maryland voters in 2012 supplies the narrative frame for this revealing study of the conflict between LGBT activists and black Christians.

    February 21, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Laid-back yet incisive, "The New Black" examines the complexity of black attitudes toward same-sex marriage, which the mainstream media tend to oversimplify as church-dominated and uniformly negative.

    February 16, 2014 | Full Review…
  • "The New Black" often feels like a polished but uninspired op-ed.

    February 12, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • It's an extended news segment in the form of a feature film.

    February 12, 2014 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
  • If you're looking for insight, context, poignancy, the movie does offer all of the above.

    February 12, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • The film never allows political urgency to overwhelm its individual voices.

    February 11, 2014 | Full Review…

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