Tate Britain Film

Isaac Julien: Looking for Langston

A black and white photograph of a male couple dancing and wearing tuxedos

Isaac Julien Pas de Deux with Roses (Looking for Langston Vintage Series) 1989/2016
Ilford classic silver gelatin fine art paper, mounted on aluminum and framed
Framed size 58.1 x 74.5 cm
22 7/8 x 29 3/8 in
© Isaac Julien
Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London


Enjoy a film composed of found moving image seamlessly woven into original footage

The film’s narrative focuses on the life of poet Langston Hughes and his relationship to fellow Harlem Renaissance artists. Its focus on a Black, Queer experience within the American cultural landscape retains its urgency and relevance.

This screening is a rare opportunity to see Isaac Julien’s celebrated film in its original 16mm format. 

Following the screening the artist will be in conversation with Tate curator Zoe Whitley. 

Tate Britain

The Clore Auditorium

London SW1P 4RG
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Date & Time

20 July 2017 at 19.00–21.00