Reviews

Sep 10, 2021
Constructed with interviews, poetry and a central thesis exploring the lack of intersection and awareness in Black and queer communities at that time, it's still an essential document today.
Jul 3, 2021
Highly imaginative in its structure.
Nov 2, 2020
A film of jagged frictions, a free-flowing sense of form mixing essay with language, poetry and visual art that even today feels revolutionary.
May 29, 2020
Tongues Untied is that rare, almost perfect work of art that sprang naturally, organically from a tribe yearning to snap the chains.
May 21, 2020
Watching Tongues Untied is like walking through a locked door for the first time... The tongues untied here will never be silent again.
May 20, 2020
At heart, it's a celebratory film which buzzes with intelligence, unashamed emotion, adrenalin, and that strange tenderness forged in suffering.
May 20, 2020
[Riggs] is anguish, passion, rage and defiance, using the camera to undermine prejudice and ignorance while boldly and eloquently celebrating diversity.
May 20, 2020
It is a remarkably rewarding effort.
Jul 1, 2005
Feb 8, 2004
Oct 14, 2002
Jun 6, 2001
Tongues weaves poetry, performance, popular culture, personal testimony and history in a complex pattern that emerges as an essentially personal statement.