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Isaac Julien is a Director and Scriptwriter British born on 21 february 1960 at London (United-kingdom)

Isaac Julien

Isaac Julien
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 21 february 1960 (59 years) at London (United-kingdom)

Isaac Julien (born 1960) is an installation artist and filmmaker.

Biography

Julien graduated from Saint Martin's School of Art in 1985, where he studied painting and fine art film. He founded Sankofa Film and Video Collective, and was a founding member of Normal Films in 1991.

Julien came to prominence in the film world with his 1989 drama-documentary Looking for Langston, gaining a cult following with this poetic exploration of Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance. This following was expanded in 1991 when his film Young Soul Rebels won the Semaine de la Critique prize for best film at the Cannes Film Festival.

One of the objectives of Julien's work is to break down the barriers that exist between different artistic disciplines, drawing from and commenting on film, dance, photography, music, theatre, painting and sculpture, and uniting these to construct a powerfully visual narrative. Thematically, much of his work directly relates to experiences of black and gay identity (he is himself gay), including issues of class, sexuality, and artistic and cultural history. He was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2001, and in 2003 he won the Grand Jury Prize at the Kunst filmBiennale in Cologne for his single screen version of Baltimore. Julien is also a documentary filmmaker - his work in this genre includes BaadAsssss Cinema, a film on the history and influence of blaxploitation cinema.

Julien lives and works in London. He was visiting lecturer at Harvard University's Schools of Afro-American and Visual Environmental Studies, and is currently a visiting professor at the Whitney Museum of American Arts. He was also a research fellow at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and in September 2009 he became a professor at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design. Julien is a patron of the Live Art Development Agency.

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Filmography of Isaac Julien (3 films)

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Director

BaadAsssss Cinema, 1h
Directed by Isaac Julien
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Action
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Larry Cohen, Pam Grier, Tamara Dobson, Quentin Tarantino, Isaac Hayes
Rating67% 3.3898753.3898753.3898753.3898753.389875
With archive film clips and interviews, this brief look at a frequently overlooked historical period of filmmaking acts as an introduction rather than a complete record. It features interviews with some of the genre's biggest stars, like Fred Williamson, Pam Grier, and Richard Roundtree. Director Melvin Van Peebles discusses the historical importance of his landmark film Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song. For a contemporary perspective, the excitable Quentin Tarantino offers his spirited commentary and author/critic bell hooks provides some scholarly social analysis.
Young Soul Rebels, 1h45
Directed by Isaac Julien
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Sophie Okonedo, Jason Durr, Frances Barber, Eamonn Walker, Dorian Healy, Adam Price
Rating60% 3.002633.002633.002633.002633.00263
The action centres on several themes firstly a homosexual murder investigation involving one of the central characters (Valentine Nonyela) and his relationship with his girlfriend (Sophie Okonedo).

Scriptwriter

BaadAsssss Cinema, 1h
Directed by Isaac Julien
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Action
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Larry Cohen, Pam Grier, Tamara Dobson, Quentin Tarantino, Isaac Hayes
Rating67% 3.3898753.3898753.3898753.3898753.389875
With archive film clips and interviews, this brief look at a frequently overlooked historical period of filmmaking acts as an introduction rather than a complete record. It features interviews with some of the genre's biggest stars, like Fred Williamson, Pam Grier, and Richard Roundtree. Director Melvin Van Peebles discusses the historical importance of his landmark film Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song. For a contemporary perspective, the excitable Quentin Tarantino offers his spirited commentary and author/critic bell hooks provides some scholarly social analysis.
Young Soul Rebels, 1h45
Directed by Isaac Julien
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Sophie Okonedo, Jason Durr, Frances Barber, Eamonn Walker, Dorian Healy, Adam Price
Roles Writer
Rating60% 3.002633.002633.002633.002633.00263
The action centres on several themes firstly a homosexual murder investigation involving one of the central characters (Valentine Nonyela) and his relationship with his girlfriend (Sophie Okonedo).