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The New Black (2014)

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The New Black is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. The film documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage and examines 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. The New Black takes viewers into the pews and onto the streets and provides a seat at the kitchen table as it tells the story of the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland and charts the evolution of this divisive issue within the black community.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
85% - Fresh
62% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: February 12th, 2014 (Limited)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 74 minutes
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Keywords: Political, LGBT, African-American, Religious, Bigotry
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Yoruba Richen, ITVS, Ford Foundation, Just Films, Chicken and Egg Pictures
Production Countries: United States


Sharon Lettman-Hicks    Herself
Karess Taylor-Hughes    Herself
Samantha Master    Herself
Pastor Derek McCoy    Himself
Rev. Delman Coates    Himself
Anthony Charles Williams II    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Yoruba Richen
Screenwriter    Erin Casper
Producer    Yoruba Richen
Producer    Yvonne Welbon
Cinematographer    Nadia Hallgren
Cinematographer    Garland McLaurin
Story Creator    Kathryn Bostic
Co-Producer    Angela Tucker
Editor    Erin Casper
Editor    Ali Muney
Executive Producer    Sally Jo Fifer

Limited Releases: Easy Cash for Limited Releases

February 14th, 2014

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