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Synopsis

A mythic recreation of the private world of the black artists and writers such as Langston Hughes who formed the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. The film switches from archive footage to a stylized version of the jazz and blues era of Harlem to explore white society’s barriers against black homosexuality and self-imposed ‘discretion’.
Official Selection Berlinale 2016 - Panorama Teddy 30

Details

Year
1989
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
40 mins
Director
Isaac Julien
Producer
Nadine Marsh-Edwards
Editor
Robert Hargreaves
Screenwriter
Isaac Julien
Director of Photography
Nina Kellgren
Music
Wayson Jones, Trevor Mathison, Peter Spencer
Principal Cast
Ben Ellison, Akim Magaji, Matthew Baidoo, John Wilson, Jimmy Somerville

Genre

Production Company

A British Film Institute (BFI) and Sankofa Film & Video production

BFI
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
+44 (0)20 7255 1444
information@bfi.org.uk
http://www.bfi.org.uk

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Company

HanWay Films
24 Hanway Street
London
W1T 1UH
+44 (0)20 7290 0750
info@hanwayfilms.com
http://www.hanwayfilms.com