Events , International

James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket

Screening at 7pm at Little Roxie

In connection to his exhibition, Evidence of Things Not Seen at KADIST, photo-conceptual artist, Hank Willis Thomas selected these films as a homage to innovative and influential creators in the medium of film whose work supports social justice as well as explores contemporary notions of identity, race, history and a national legacy of resistance. 

James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket
A discussion with Professor Sarita Cannon and Hank Willis Thomas will follow the screening.

James Baldwin was at once a major twentieth century American author, a Civil Rights activist and, for two crucial decades, a prophetic voice calling Americans, Black and white, to confront their shared racial tragedy. JAMES BALDWIN: THE PRICE OF THE TICKET captures on film the passionate intellect and courageous writing of a man who was born black, impoverished, gay and gifted. Towards the end of his life, as America turned its back on the challenge of racial justice, Baldwin became frustrated but rarely bitter. He kept writing and reaching in the strengthened belief that : “All men are brothers. That’s the bottom line.”

Directed by Karen Thorsen. 86 min. USA. 1990. HD Digital.