The Art of Change

Isaac Julien: Filmmaker and Installation Artist

Episode Summary

Internationally renowned filmmaker and installation artist, Isaac Julien, Distinguished Professor, talks with guest host Lyle Troxell about his multi-screen film installations and photographs and how he incorporates different artistic disciplines to create poetic and unique visual language. His 1989 documentary-drama exploring author Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance titled "Looking for Langston" garnered Julien a cult following while his 1991 debut feature "Young Soul Rebels" won the Semaine de la Critique prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

Episode Notes

Internationally renowned filmmaker and installation artist, Isaac Julien , Distinguished Professor, talks with guest host Lyle Troxell about his multi-screen film installations and photographs and how he incorporates different artistic disciplines to create poetic and unique visual language. 

His 1989 documentary-drama exploring author Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance titled "Looking for Langston" garnered Julien a cult following while his 1991 debut feature "Young Soul Rebels" won the Semaine de la Critique prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

Julien was awarded the title Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s birthday honours, 2017.