Roundtable + Film + Theatre
James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket
Monday, February 12
Black History Month / Film Screening and Talk
James Baldwin, (1924-1987) Harlem native, was a leading essayist, novelist, and playwright whose eloquence and passion on the subject of race in America made him a pre-eminent voice in the 1950s and 1960s throughout the USA and western Europe. Among his major works are Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953) and Nobody Knows My Name (1961).
Karen Thorsen, Award-winning writer / filmmaker, finds inspiration at the intersection of art and social justice. A Vassar graduate, she has served as book editor, journalist and foreign correspondent. Digitally remastered, the Baldwin film that Thorsen wrote, produced and directed with Bill Miles and Douglas K. Dempsey, Susan Lacy and Albert Maysles, has aired on PBS American Masters and is now enjoying an international tour. The title is taken from a book by Baldwin himself.
All events are free and open to the public.