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Looking for Langston
     

Looking for Langston

Director: Isaac Julien,

Cast: Isaac Julien, Jimmy Somerville, Matthew Baidoo, Akim Mogaji

 

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Artistically envisioned and lovingly done, Looking for Langston is an exploration of the life and consequences of late African-American poet Langston Hughes. It is impossible to tell Hughes' story without delving into the social atmosphere in which he thrived. The Harlem Renaissance was in full swing when Hughes found his voice. He represented the unabashed

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Artistically envisioned and lovingly done, Looking for Langston is an exploration of the life and consequences of late African-American poet Langston Hughes. It is impossible to tell Hughes' story without delving into the social atmosphere in which he thrived. The Harlem Renaissance was in full swing when Hughes found his voice. He represented the unabashed energy of the Cotton Club and the emerging tone of beat poetry. Filmmaker Isaac Julien fuses together a multitude of images to create a patchwork of impressions about the changing gay culture. Archival footage and a jazz soundtrack breathe life into this documentary journey. Looking for Langston has become a favorite within the gay community for its willingness to examine the viewpoint including sexuality and the black experience. ~ Sarah Ing

Product Details

Release Date:
07/31/2007
UPC:
0712267271627
Original Release:
1989
Rating:
NR
Source:
Strand Home Video
Presentation:
[B&W]
Time:
1:00:00
Sales rank:
44,706

Special Features

Commentary track with director Isaac Julien and director of photography Nina Kellgren; The acclaimed short film by Isaac Julien the Attendant; Optional subtitles for the hearing impaired; Photo gallery; Other Strand Releasing trailers

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Disc #1 -- Looking for Langston
1. Opening [2:55]
2. Langston [3:20]
3. A Shared Secret [3:42]
4. Beauty [3:47]
5. Waking [2:23]
6. What Happened [3:03]
7. The Hunger [2:45]
8. In Vogue [5:05]
9. Wall of Memory [5:52]
10. Fallen Angels [3:44]
11. Collision [4:05]
12. Credits [3:51]

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