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LOOKING FOR LANGSTON

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Directed by Isaac Julien
United Kingdom, 1989
LGBTQ+, Avant-Garde

Synopsis

In this lyrical and poetic consideration of the life of revered Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes, film-maker Isaac Julien invokes Hughes as a black gay cultural icon, against an impressionistic, atmospheric setting that parallels a Harlem speakeasy of the 1920s with an 80s London nightclub.

Synopsis

In this lyrical and poetic consideration of the life of revered Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes, film-maker Isaac Julien invokes Hughes as a black gay cultural icon, against an impressionistic, atmospheric setting that parallels a Harlem speakeasy of the 1920s with an 80s London nightclub.

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Looking for LangstonDirected byIsaac Julien

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Berlin International Film Festival
1989 | Winner: Teddy: Best Short Film (Panorama)

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