Smoke, Lilies and Jade

by Robert Philipson

Robert Philipson

History, LGBTQ
Film Short
Oakland, California
"Smoke, Lilies and Jade" is a narrative short based on Richard Bruce Nugent's ground-breaking 1927 prose poem. One of the first positive depictions of same-sex desire in American letters, our visually rich adaptation of Nugent's story celebrates the untold history of the queer Harlem Renaissance.