Fri 13 August — Sun 29 August

Isaac Julien: 5 films

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Isaac Julien: 5 films

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Isaac Julien is a filmmaker and photographer who has been a central figure in British visual culture, black British cultural studies, and queer independent cinema for the last two decades. His work has pushed the boundaries of filmmaking in documentary, biography, dance, and narrative.

Emerging in the neighboring club cultures of funk, disco, and soul; leftist political activism; and collectivism in British independent filmmaking, Julien made his first films as a student at Central Saint Martins. Through his films, Julien charted new representations of a self—black, gay, and British—that was largely excluded from the cultural climate of the 1980s, heralding what came to be known as New Queer Cinema. From Langston Hughes to Frantz Fanon to the 1977 Silver Jubilee, Julien combines documentary archival material with poetic fictionalizations that alternately stand in for a silenced ancestral past and act as the starting point for a viable future. While in the last 15 years Julien has primarily created video installations, these more recent works only continue the inquiry and invention of his films, as he continuously challenges received structures of artistic form and cultural meaning.

Tilda Swinton, Maggie Cheung, Fagen Gong, Jennifer Lim, Colin Salmon, Halima Daoud, Valentine Nonyela, Mo Sesay, ...

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Dates

Friday, August 13, 2021 — Sunday, August 29, 2021

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Fri 13 August — Sun 29 August

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CINEMATEK

rue Baron Horta, 9
1000 Brussels

T. +32 2 551 19 19
M. info@cinematek.be
http://www.cinematek.be

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Normal: €5.00

Target audience

LGTBQIA

Languages

English

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CINEMATEK

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