Criterion New – Episode 128 – The Signifyin’ Works of Marlon Riggs

Brad McDermott joins to take a deep dive into the boxset of Marlon Riggs, how his personal circumstances informed the impact of his films, and the legacy that he left behind. We begin with overall impressions so that we do not spoil each film, and then we get into his filmography and close the episode with a discussion about the documentary.

Episode Links

Criterion Channel – Inspired by Marlon Riggs
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Aaron West

I am a somewhat educated Criterion dork, with a History and Film Studies bachelor's degree and plenty of self-education over the years. My tastes are all over the map. Probably my favorite is 1930s French Poetic Realism, but I like everything from noir, to animation, to horror, westerns, and modern film. Usually I prefer film that challenges and requires something of the viewer.