August 21, 2014
80 min | 2012 | USA | Not Rated
Directed by Yoruba Richen
The New Black is a documentary that examines how both sides of the African-American community are handling the campaign to legalize gay marriage. The film investigates homophobia in the black community’s institutional pillar—the black church—and reveals the Christian right wing’s strategy of exploiting this phenomenon in order to pursue an anti-gay political agenda.
Winner: Audience Award for Best Feature—2013 AFI Docs, Audience Award—Frameline37 San Francisco LGBT Film Festival, Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature—2013 Urbanworld Film Festival