Whole Grain: Looking for Langston

Film still from Isaac Julien’s Looking for Langston, (1989, US, 60 min., 16 mm)

Join us on Wednesday, September 19, at 7:00 PM, for a screening of Isaac Julien’s Looking for Langston (1989, US, 60 min., 16 mm). Shot in sumptuous monochrome, the film is a lyrical exploration and recreation of the private world of poet, novelist, and playwright Langston Hughes (1902-1967) and his fellow black artists from the Harlem Renaissance during the 1920s. Looking for Langston is a landmark in the exploration of artistic expression, the nature of desire and the reciprocity of the gaze, and would become the hallmark of what B. Ruby Rich named New Queer Cinema.

This screening is part of our series Whole Grain: Experiments in Film and Video and is held in conjunction with the exhibition They’re, Their, There, on view at the Tang through September 30.

This event is free and open to the public.

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