Poster advertising Marlon Riggs In Person!

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Printed by
Subject of
Marlon Riggs, American, 1957 - 1994
ink on paper (fiber product)
H x W: 16 3/8 × 10 3/8 in. (41.6 × 26.4 cm)
Place depicted
San Francisco, California, United States, North and Central America
A black-and-white poster with a non-glossy surface. The poster features a black-and-white photograph of Marlon Riggs. Riggs stands in the foreground looking at the camera, wearing a leather vest with nothing underneath, a necklace, and a fedora with bow on bottom of its proper left crown standing. Two men stand behind Riggs and hug with their faces looking towards the camera. They are all in front of a white background with graffiti on it. The graffiti designs include: stick figures holding hands a sun, text that reads [Brothers], etc. Text above the photograph in white and white-outlined type reads: [MARLON RIGGS / IN PERSON!]. Text in white type, below the photograph, reads: [TUE - WED, NOV 5-6]. Underneath, in a solid white line bordered box, in two columns, white type text reads: left column [Tuesday / TONGUES UNTIED and ANTHEM / TUES at 6:30 and 9:45 / ETHNIC NOTIONS, LONG TRAIN RUNNING and AFFIRMATIONS / TUES at 7:40 / Marlon Riggs will speak from 9:10 until 9:45]; right column [Wednesday / COLOR ADJUSTMENT In Marlon Riggs' brand new film viewers will see the familiar - primetime TV - with new insight, and will examine how network entertainment has shaped, mirrored and sometimes distorted the social reality of black/white relations since the civil rights movement. Color. 90 mins. 1991 / WED at 1:00, 3:00, 5:00, 7:00 and 9:30 / Marlon Riggs will speak between 8:30 and 9:30]. Along bottom center is the Roxie Cinema logo, which reads: [ROXIE CINEMA / 3117 16th (at Valencia) 863-1087] in white type, with horizontal white lines running on top of the text Roxie Cinema. The back of the poster is white and mostly blank. There is a small inscription written in bottom left corner in pencil that reads: [1992].
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African American
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Jack Vincent in memory of Marlon Riggs
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Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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