Looking for Langston

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Looking for Langston is a 1989 British black-and-white film, directed by Isaac Julien and produced by Sankofa Film & Video Productions. It combines authentic archival newsreel footage of Harlem in the 1920s with scripted scenes to produce a non-linear... read more

Looking for Langston is a 1989 British black-and-white film, directed by Isaac Julien and produced by Sankofa Film & Video Productions. It combines authentic archival newsreel footage of Harlem in the 1920s with scripted scenes to produce a non-linear impressionistic storyline celebrating black gay identity and desire during the artistic and cultural period known as the Harlem Renaissance in New York. The film has a runtime of about 42 minutes.

Original Release

10/27/1989

US Release

10/27/1989

Cast

Directors

Isaac Julien

Writers

Isaac Julien

Cast

Ben Ellison Alex
Matthew Baidoo Beauty
Akim Mogaji James
John Wilson Karl
Dencil Williams Marcus
Guy Burgess Dean
James Dublin Carlos
Harry Donaldson Leatherboy
Jimmy Somerville Angel
Stuart Hall British voice (voice) / British voice
Langston Hughes Himself (archive footage) / Self
Dublin James Carlos

Producers

Editors

Robert Hargreaves

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