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Time Out says

A poetic visual fantasy of the lives of black gay men in '20s Harlem, shot in beautiful monochrome and packed with startling images of dream and desire. Scenes alternate between a dark, smoky club where men in formals dance and cruise, windswept beaches, secluded bedrooms, and scary alleyways where the same men make love, while the poetry of Langston Hughes and contemporary black gay writer Essex Hemphill meditates on the aesthetics of sexual desire. It may sound painfully arty, but the images are fresh and exciting enough to sweep away any such reservations.

By: RS


Release details

45 mins

Cast and crew

Isaac Julien
Isaac Julien
Ben Ellison
Matthew Baidoo
John Wilson
Akim Magaji
Dencil Williams
Guy Burgess
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