Isaac Julien to Deliver the 2004 Kessler Lecture, December 10

Internationally recognized filmmaker Isaac
Julien will be the honoree for the 2004 David R.
Kessler Lecture on Friday, December 10, 2004 at
7:00pm. The Kessler Lecture honors a scholar who
has made a lifetime contribution to the field of
LGBTQ Studies. Julien has directed several groundbreaking
films including Frantz Fanon: Black Skin,
White Mask (1995) and Young Soul Rebels (1991),
which was a Cannes Film Festival prizewinner. His
1989 film Looking for Langston (1989), a meditation
on the life, politics and sexuality of Harlem
Renaissance poet Langston Hughes, established him
as a prominent voice in queer cinema. His recent
work includes Baadasssss Cinema: A Bold Look at 70’s
Blaxploitation Films (2003), which was broadcast by
the Independent Film Channel.