looking for langston

 

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TUESDAY 21 NOVEMBER ATTENBOROUGH CENTRE FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS - 8PM

Director: Isaac Julien. 1989. UK. 45 minutes. 

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.

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.

This project is supported by Film Hub South East with National Lottery funds distributed by the BFI Film Audience Network (FAN).

 

Guests who use a wheelchair or experience mobility impairments are asked to call the box office on 01273 678822 or email info@attenboroughcentre.com so they can assist in finding the best seat to suit your requirements.

This project is supported by Film Hub South East with National Lottery funds distributed by the BFI Film Audience Network (FAN).