Looking for Langston

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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, Rovi

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Release Date
7/31/07 
Studio
Strand Releasing
MPAA Rating
NR -- Not rated
Length
1 hour
Sound
  • Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles
  • English
Video 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
Number of Discs
1

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