A powerful, personal meditation on the life and loves of African American poet Langston Hughes by pioneering queer British auteur Isaac Julien.
Informed by the photographic art of James Van der Zee and Robert Mapplethorpe, Julien’s film explores the all-male homosexual underworld of black Harlem society from the 1920s to the 1950s and beyond. Looking for Langston considers the director’s debt to black queer artists and casts an oblique light on the contemporary AIDS epidemic.
Presented in association with Eyes Wide Open Cinema, Brighton’s queer film strand. The screening will be introduced by Isaac Julien himself.
After the screening, Isaac will join Langston Hughes expert Shima Jalal Kamali, Eyes Wide Open’s programmer Jacob Engelberg, and the organisers in a discussion and Q&A.
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Dates & Times
Tuesday 21 November, 20178:00pm