Looking for Langston

Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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
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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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/31/2007
  • UPC: 712267271627
  • Original Release: 1989
  • Rating:

  • Source: Strand Home Video
  • Presentation: B&W
  • Time: 60:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 16,559

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jimmy Somerville Interviewee
Matthew Baidoo Interviewee
Akim Mogaji Interviewee
Technical Credits
Isaac Julien Director
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Scene Index

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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Menu

Disc #1 -- Looking for Langston
   Play Feature
   Chapters
   Subtitles: On/Off
   Bonus Features
      Commentary Track WIth Isaac Julien & Nina Kellgren
      Photo Gallery
      The Attendant
   Other Strand Titles
      Young Soul Rebels
      Puccini for Beginners
      I Don't Want to Sleep Alone
      Hawk Dying
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