James Baldwin:  The Price of the Ticket
James Baldwin The Price of the Ticket
Jimmy Turns
Ninety !!!
August 2, 2015 was James Baldwin’s 90th Birthday.
Our Celebration:  A Nationwide Series of Community Forums,
"Conversations with Jimmy"   ...  NEWS   ...  EPK


~ About Us -

A Tribute to Our Collaborator & Friend

Albert Maysles was a friend & collaborator for 40 years.
Originally, Albert was to be Director of our film -- a cinema vérite study of Baldwin, who planned to conduct live interviews with the children of his three slain friends, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. for his next book, "Remember This House" about the Civil Rights Era.  When Baldwin unexpectedly died in 1987, a Maysles-style vérite film was no longer possible.
Albert graciously made the subsequent BALDWIN film possible, by turning the directing over to Thorsen and becoming our Executive Producer.  His fame as a filmmaker gave major funders the courage to trust the production; his passion for vérité filmmaking gave Thorsen the courage to make a film without narration.

  Albert Maysles
Nov 26, 1926 – Mar 5, 2015

Executive Producer,
Advisor, Collaborator
and Friend

Al Maysles Biography

albert maysles with camera  karen thorsen & albert maysles

A Tribute to Our Collaborator & Friend

Dr. Angelou worked with us as a Scholar & Advisor on our Original Film, appeared on-camera as a witness and did live readings of Baldwin's work.  She continued as Scholar/Advisor on our current Transmedia Project.  In the Fall of 2013, she recorded Narration for a 1-hour version of our film, currently in progress.

Dr. Maya Angelou
April 4, 1928 ~ May 28, 2014

On-Camera Witness, Collaborator and Friend

Dr. Angelou Biography

A Tribute to Our Co-Producer

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William "Bill" Miles
April 18, 1931 ~ May 12, 2013

Filmmaker, Archivist, Veteran, Father

Bill Miles Biography
  ~ by Karen Thorsen

Bill Miles Obituary
  ~ by Richard Adams

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