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Monday, May 11, 2015

Post-film discussion with M. Lamar!

We are thrilled to kick off BLACK SUMMER NIGHTS with this Teddy Award-winning film, which became a cult hit thanks to director Isaac Julien’s sensual and dreamlike portrait of the gay poet Langston Hughes and his affairs during the Harlem Renaissance. For our guest host tonight, the musician and performance artist M. Lamar, whose work regularly explores black history and sexuality, the power of this and other Julien films is seeing, “Black men, black beauty and black homosexuality on screen as it has never been seen before or since.” He continues, “In the wake of Ferguson I would love for us to look at this film and think about how black men are seen in our culture and how this film disrupts that white supremacist view.”

  • Country USA
  • Year 1989
  • Director Isaac Julien