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The Attendant

USA, 1992 (MIFF 1993, Fiction)

Director: Isaac Julien

A museum warder's observations and fan­tasies of a 19th century painting 'Scene On the Coast of Africa'. The painting comes to life pre­senting a lurid re-interpretation. A new film from Issac Julien — the director of Young Soul Rebels, and the prize-winning Looking for Langston.

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DEREK

UK, 2008
A memorial, homage and exploration of the late and great Derek Jarman, maverick of the British film scene. ... Breaking down barriers in Thatcher's conformist England with his predominantly queer, le… More »

Looking for Langston

UK, 1989
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 a… More »

WHO NEEDS A HEART

UK, 1991
... ... Where Isaac Julien's Young Soul Rebels (MFF, 1991) gave voice to the black youth dance-set of the mid-late 1970s, John Akomfrah's new film depicts, in a very differ­ent form, the little-s… More »

YOUNG SOUL REBELS

UK, 1991
It's London at the height of punk rock and the year of the Royal Jubilee,1977. Chris and Caz are two music fans with a pirate-radio show and a gig as house d.j.'s at a club that attracts white-punks … More »

DARKER SIDE OF BLACK

UK, 1993
Gangsta chic, violence and nihilism, the hard edge of Rap and Ragga increasingly dominates the image of black popular culture. Director Isaac Julian (Looking For Langston, Young Soul Rebels) and the … More »

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