James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket
Jimmy Turns
  August 2, 2015 was James Baldwin’s 90th Birthday.
Our Celebration:  A Nationwide Series of Community Forums,
"Conversations with Jimmy"
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~ Hartford, CT~
Shiloh Baptist Church
Saturday, December 5 ~ 9:00 am to Noon

Screening and Discussion ~ Co-Hosted by the NAACP

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Featuring a Distinguished Panel:
Dr. Walton Brown-Foster - Central Connecticut State University
Imam Muhammad Ansari - Greater Hartford NAACP
Rev. Maurice Porter - Shiloh Baptist Church
Dr. Benjamin Foster,Jr. - CT State NAACP

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~ Bridgeport, CT~
United Congregational Church
Sunday, November 22 - 4:00 pm

Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration

community interfaith thanksgiving celebration

Featuring Film Clips of
James Baldwin Speaking on
Diversity + Identity + Sexuality + Immigration + Humanity


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~ Chicago, IL~
Black Cinema House
Friday, November 20 - 7:00 pm

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Featuring Scholar E. Patrick Johnson

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Presented By:
Oracle Productions, Black Cinema House, the Center for the Study of Race,
Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago, and South Side Projections

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~ Amherst, Massachusetts~
Amherst Regional High School Auditorium
Monday, November 16 - 6:00 pm
21 Mattoon Street, Amherst, MA  01002

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Presented By:

Amherst Together, Amherst-Pelham Regional Schools,
Amherst Human Rights Commission, W.E.B DuBois Dept. of
Afro-American Studies at UMass, Five Colleges, Inc and Jones Library

Funded In Part By    MassHumanities
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~ Screening & Panel Discussion ~
The Amistad Center for Art & Culture
Saturday, November 7 - 2:00 pm
600 Main St, Hartford, CT

For More Info Click Here!

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Made Possible By:  CT Humanities

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~ NAACP Workshop ~
Presented by NAACP-CT
Saturday, November 7 - 9:00 am
The Stamford Hilton, Stamford CT

NAACP CT 50th state conference

Made Possible By:  CT Humanities

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~ Screenings, Conversations & Panels ~
Quinebaug Valley Community College
From Wed, Nov 4 thru Fri, Nov 13
Danielson & Willimantic, CT

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For More Info Click Here!

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Made Possible By:  CT Humanities

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~ Fall Family Weekend ~
Pomfret School, Pomfret, CT
Friday, October 30 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
398 Pomfret Street, Pomfret CT

Screening for Students, Parents & Grandparents
Followed by a "Conversations with Jimmy" Talkback

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Made Possible By:  CT Humanities

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~ Sacred Conversation on Race ~
United Congregational Church Bridgeport, CT
Sunday, October 25 - 10:00am to 2:30pm
877 Park Avenue (corner of State St)

Hospitality, Lunch, Sermon and
Screening & "Conversations with Jimmy"

Conversation with Reverend Sara Smith, the Filmmakers &
Members of the Congregation

United Congregational Church, Bridgeport CT

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Made Possible By:  CT Humanities

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Free and Open to the Public.

~ Connecticut Premiere! ~
James Baldwin Day at Hartford Public High School
Thursday, October 22 - From Noon to 8:30pm
55 Forest Street, Hartford, CT - In the Auditorium

Screenings and "Conversations with Jimmy"

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Co-Hosted by HPHS Law & Government Academy,
ACLU of CT & the Hartford Public Library (Mark Twain Branch)

Hartford public high school

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During the Preceding Week, HPHS Students
Are Being Introduced to Baldwin via Special Lesson Plans
Created for this Project.

October 22nd is James Baldwin Day:
12pm, Student Screening
1:30, Panel & Talkback.

5:30pm, Community Reception,
6pm, Community Screening
7:30pm, Panel Discussion, Q & A

Made Possible By:  CT Humanities

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All Free and Open to the Public.

~ UMass - Lowell, MA~
Screening and Conversation

film society of lincoln center presents "The Devil Finds Work" film series
October 13, 3:30pm

~ Comley-Lane Theater, UMass Lowell South Campus
870 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA 01854

Free and open to the public
Sponsor: This event is sponsored by the English Department at UMass Lowell
and MassHumanities

~ Hartford CT~
Banned Books Week 2015 - Banned Theater

film society of lincoln center presents "The Devil Finds Work" film series
Sept 28, 6:00-7:30pm

~ A Panel Discussion with
Rob Ruggerio (TheaterWorks), Jacques LaMarre (playwright) and David McGuire (ACLU of Connecticut).
Moderated by Dr. Lois Brown, Director of the Center for African American Studies at Wesleyan University.

~ ACLU of Connecticut, Hartford Public Library & CT Humanities
Present a Conversation on Banned Theater

~ Featuring a Discussion of James Baldwin's Ground-breaking Play
"Blues for Mister Charlie"

Hartford Public Library
500 Main Street
Hartford, CT


~ New York City~
The Film Society of Lincoln Center Presents

film society of lincoln center presents "The Devil Finds Work" film series
Producer/Director Bill Miles & James Baldwin, during production of "I Remember Harlem"
Sept 11 - 14, 2015
~ Documentaries, Features & Discussions ~
Inspired by Baldwin's Book on American Cinema, "The Devil Finds Work"

~ "Price of the Ticket" Screening Monday, Sept 14, 6:30pm
Followed by our "Conversations with Jimmy" Session

~ Bonus!  Unseen Footage from Baldwin's Funeral at 9:00pm*
*Thanks! to Shola Lynch, Moving Image & Recorded Sound Division,
at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center
144 West 65th Street

DETAILS @Film Society Website

~ Omaha, Nebraska~
Film Streams, Bemis Center and The Union Present


July 30, 2015 - Screenings at 10:00am & 7:00pm
"Conversations with Jimmy" at the Ruth Sokolof Theater


~ John F. Kennedy Library & Museum Forum ~
"The Legacy of James Baldwin"

From our June 11, 2015 "Conversations with Jimmy"
Screening & Discussion in Boston, Featuring:
Peniel Joseph, Nikky Finney
Aisha Karefa-Smart, Rose Styron
Karen Thorsen and Kim McLarin

~ Martha's Vineyard Film Festival ~
Screening & Conversation, July 22  
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Conversation with Director Karen Thorsen & Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Wednesday, July 22 - Chilmark Community Center
6:00 PM Dinner & Live Music - 7:30 PM Feature Film

~ Collectif James Baldwin de Paris ~
Weeklong Baldwin Festival in Paris, France  
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With the Support of The United States Embassy Cultural Services
Hosted by Our Good Friend, Actor / Director Samuel Légitimus
Events & Screenings from July 1st thru 11th, 2015

~ Lift Ev'ry Voice Festival ~
Screening & Talk-Back, June 19 ~ 8pm
Lift Ev'ry Voice Festival at MassMoCA, North Adams, MA
At the MassMoCA Arts Center
North Adams, MA

~ Come and Celebrate "Juneteenth" !

~ John F. Kennedy Library ~
Screening & Discussion, June 11 in Boston
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Event, June 11, 2015
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125
(617) 514-1600
Toll free (866) JFK-1960

~ Ashland Independent Film Festival ~
Karen Thorsen's Q&A Session, Opening Anecdote
Over 400 attendees at our screening.
The Digital Restoration looks
terrific on the big screen!

~ James Baldwin Symposium ~
at Amherst College  Amherst, Massachusetts
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All Day Sessions At the Alumni House
Featuring a Screening of
Our Restored Film
Free & Open to the Public!
Learn More At Amherst College.edu

>> In Loving Memory
Albert Maysles,  1926 - 2015
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Friend & Collaborator for 40 years
Executive Producer of Our Film
Irreplaceable Mentor to Hundreds of
Documentary Filmmakers and
Founder of Maysles Documentary Center
In Harlem, New York

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Director Karen Thorsen and Executive Producer Albert Maysles
at the NYC Premiere of our digitally restored film, The New School
on November 12, 2014.

>> Baldwin Film Screening in Ashland, Oregon
Followed by a "Conversations With Jimmy" Discussion
ashland independent film festival official selection

Friday, April 10, 2015 at 12:00pm PST

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>> James Baldwin & Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A poignant story about one of James Baldwin's
last encounters with the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

As told by Baldwin's friend, Turkish Actor Engin Cezzar

>> Check Out "Saving the Baldwin Film"
at the National Gallery of Art
Aisha Karefa-Smart, James Baldwin's niece, with filmmaker Karen Thorsen at the National Gallery of Art presentation

Video of the Program Now Online!
w/Closed Captioning

Watch the Video

 >> From The New School, Special Screening & Conversation:
Video of Q & A Session w/Karen Thorsen, Michelle Manterre and Ricardo Montez (below)


 >> From France to Ferguson ...

Dr. Maya Angelou reads from Baldwin's "If Beale Street Could Talk"

Written in France, published in 1974,
this passage could easily have been overheard in
Ferguson, Missouri ... or anywhere, USA.

Because James Baldwin is still incredibly, painfully relevant.

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