If you've always wanted to watch Isaac Julien's iconic (but hard to find) 1989 film "Looking for Langston," then you're in luck. New York City based Poet's House will be streaming the film on Twitter followed by a discussion with Zohra Saed, LaTasha Diggs, & Poets House Program Director Paolo Javier on April 24, 2020 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. EST.
About Looking For Langston
Shot in sumptuous monochrome,Looking for Langstonis a lyrical exploration—and recreation—of the private world of poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist Langston Hughes (1902 – 1967) and his fellow black artists and writers who formed the Harlem Renaissance during the 1920s. Directed by Julien while he was a member of Sankofa Film and Video Collective, and assisted by the film critic and curator Mark Nash, who worked on the original archival and film research, the 1989 film is a landmark in the exploration of artistic expression, the nature of desire and the reciprocity of the gaze, and would become the hallmark of what B. Ruby Rich named New Queer Cinema.Looking for Langstonis also regarded as a touchstone for African-American Studies and has been taught widely in North American universities, colleges and art schools for nearly 30 years.”–Isaac Julien Studio
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