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Langston Hughes: The Dream Keeper

Langston Hughes: The Dream Keeper

Langston Hughes: The Dream Keeper

1988 / 60min / 16mm

DIRECTOR: ST. CLAIR BOURNE

Described by Bourne as “a narrative performance documentary,” this category-defiant film on the life of poet and writer Hughes and the times in which he lived and worked moves from America to Senegal to Paris, from the 1920s Harlem Renaissance to the Black Pride awakening of the 1960s. Scriptwriter Leslie Lee adapts her then-new biography of Hughes, while the film offers the additional insights of luminaries including Amiri Baraka, Gwendolyn Brooks, and James Baldwin.

Courtesy of the Reserve Film and Video Collection of the New York Public Library of the Performing Arts