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Looking for Langston

UK, 1989 (MIFF 1989)

Director: Isaac Julien

The life and wotk of Langston Hughes during the renaissance of jazz and blues in Harlem in the 1930s and 40s

The poetry of Essex Hemphill, Bruce Nugent and Langston Hughes is featured with jazz and blues music. This and other texts weave through the stylised dramatic sequences and archive material to create a visually beautiful and lyrical exploration of black and white, gay 'identities'. Another innovative project from Sankova.

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