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Looking For Langston

Runtime:
40 min.
Year of Production:
1989
Country:
Großbritannien
Director:
Cast:
Ben Ellison
Matthew Baidoo
John Wilson
Akim Mogaji
Dencil Williams
Guy Burgess
Simon Fogg
James Dublin
Harry Donaldson
Jimmy Somerville
Production Company:
Sankofa Film & Video Ltd.
Berlinale Section:
Panorama
Berlinale Category:
Feature Film
Teddy Award:
Best Feature Film

The life and work of Langston Hughes in the 1930s and 1940s during the renaissance of Jazz and Blues in Harlem, is a prime example for the identity of the gay, black artist. Poetical texts by Essex Hemphill interact with dramatised sequences and archive material, to produce a bond betwenn the stylistic levels of the film.

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FILMOGRAFIE Isaac Julien (selection)

2008 Derek  1993 The Attendant  1989 Looking For Langston 

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