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

 


    - Outreach & Engagement -

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    - A nationwide Outreach & Engagement initiative:
    public forums … with our film as catalyst.

    An ongoing series of community collaborations,
    “Conversations with Jimmy” uses the award-winning film
    classic JAMES BALDWIN: THE PRICE OF THE TICKET –
    recently re-mastered to Digital WideScreen HD – to spark
    town-wide discussions on diversity, discrimination and the
    meaning of brotherhood … in the context of current events.


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  • Launched in the fall of 2014, this series of
    film screenings and public forums premiered
    at The National Gallery of Art in DC and
    The New School in NYC.
    In 2015, with funding from two state Humanities Councils, CWJ expanded into a regional pilot project:  first in Massachusetts, where James Baldwin spent his later years as a Five-College Professor, and then in Connecticut, the Baldwin Project’s home base.  Events are now being booked nationwide.


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  • From Boys & Girls Clubs in Omaha to public high schools in Bridgeport & Hartford, from New York University to the University of California Merced, from Quinebaug Valley Community College to Southern Oregon University, from Stanford to Yale, we’ve already brought free “Conversations with Jimmy” to thousands of students.


  • We’ve also brought Baldwin to African American festivals, NAACP conventions, Juneteenth celebrations, professional development workshops, senior citizen study groups (for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute), government programs, scholar symposia and radio talk shows.  We've even brought Baldwin to inmates at San Quentin prison, in collaboration with California’s Prison University Project.

    All of these events have been transformative, each in their own way – and all of them have involved inspiring collaborations.

    Coming Soon:  A series of Baldwin Film Screenings + Talkbacks in collaboration with the National Park Service, designed to bring our nation’s Historic Sites & Parks into their 'Second Century’ by engaging local communities, students and people of color.

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  • The Mission:  To engage diverse communities, inspire dialogue across differences, encourage citizen-activists ... and to ensure that Baldwin's message – a clarion call for equality that is still incredibly, painfully relevant – will be heard and debated by those who need it most.


    How To Bring “Conversations with Jimmy”
    to YOUR Community! ... CLICK HERE


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    TORONTO, CANADA
    Thursday, February 9 - 9:00pm


    Toronto International Film Festival
    Cinematheque Special Screening

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    "Long regarded as the definitive film biography of its subject,
    Karen Thorsen's newly restored documentary is a remarkable autoportrait,
    a social critique and a passionate plea for human equality."
    -- TIFF Cinematheque Program Notes

    For More Details ... CLICK HERE

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    Holyoke, MA
    Wednesday, February 8 - 11:00am & 2:00pm
    Holyoke Community College

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    11:00 AM Screening - One-Hour Version  . . .   2:00 PM - Full Version

    Followed by Discussion w/
    Idelia Smith, Asst. VP of Diversity
    & Director of Academic Administration
    Karen Thorsen, Director, The James Baldwin Project

    For More Details ... CLICK HERE

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    Pittsburgh, PA
    Tuesday, February 7 - 7:00pm
    Sembene Film Festival & City of Asylum Present

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    For More Details ... CLICK HERE

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    Hartford, CT
    Sunday, January 29 - 2:00pm
    Hartbeat Ensemble Presents

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    The Hartbeat Ensemble Theatre Company in Hartford CT
    Presents "Jimmy & Lorraine" - A Play by Talvin Wilks
    About the Friendship Between James Baldwin and Lorraine Hansberry

    Followed by a Discussion, Moderated by Frank Mitchell
    (Director of the Amistad Center for Arts & Culture)
    & Karen Thorsen (Director, James Baldwin Project)

    For More Details ... CLICK HERE

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    January 12 - 28, 2017

    ~ Istanbul & Ankara, TURKEY ~

    6. Pembe Hayat Kuirfest
    [ 6th Annural Pink Life Queerfest]


    Screening  James Baldwin:  The Price of the Ticket


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    For More Event Details ... CLICK HERE

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    Tuesday, October 18

    ~ Middletown, CT~

    NAACP Middlesex County Chapter Presents
    Our 32nd Annual Freedom Fund Dinner


    Theme: “Our Lives Matter, Our Votes Count”

    A Fundraiser & Membership Drive Event!
    **Ticket Required - for NAACP Info, CLICK HERE

    6:00 - 10:00 pm
    Awards & Hors d'oeuvres, Dinner, Film Screening & Talkback
    w/ Karen Thorsen - Director, The James Baldwin Project

    For More Event Details ... CLICK HERE


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    Tuesday - Wednesday
    September 27 - 28


    ~ UConn - Storrs, CT~
    A James Baldwin - Themed English Course!

    A Prestigious, Semester-Long
    Undergraduate Honors English Course

    At the University of Connecticut

    Excerpt from the Course Description:
    "Studying the life and work of James Baldwin, one of the
    most important American writers of the twentieth century ...
    Baldwin was a novelist and playwright, literary and cultural critic,
    and one of the greatest essayists of all time."

    Presented by Professor
    Shawn Salvant

    The Filmmakers Will Lead Three Classes:
    We will use our film clips and topical questions,
    to spark student discussions on Baldwin.

    For Course Details ... CLICK HERE
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    Thursday, Sept 22 - 5:30pm

    ~ New Haven ~
    Yale Franke Lectures Presents:

    Film Screening & Discussion
    As Part of the "James Baldwin's American Scene"
    Lecture Series

    Hosted by Yale College Professor
    Jacqueline Goldsby, Ph.D

    Co-Sponsored by
    Yale & the Whitney Humanties Center
    CT Humanities
    Amistad Center for the Arts

    Made Possible by
    Richard & Barbara Franke

    For Event Details ... CLICK HERE
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    - Bridgeport, CT -


    Bridgeport Public Schools

    **Special Screening & Discussion
    for the Board & Invited Parents


    Co-Sponsored by
    Bridgeport Public Schools
    Bridgeport Public School Department of Literacy


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    For Event Details ... CLICK HERE
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    - Paris, France -


    American University in Paris

    International James Baldwin Conference 2016

    Presents
    A "James Baldwin Project.Org" Workshop
    On Our Media & Curriculum Outreach, 2014-2016

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    For Event Details ... CLICK HERE
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    - Stamford, CT -


    The Ferguson Library

    Film Screening & Discussion / Talkback
    **Free and Open to the Public.

    Featuring
    Dr. Michael J. Marotto, Ph.D
    Lecturer, University of Connecticut
    Michael Hyman
    Executive Director, Domus
    & Past President, NAACP

    Trevor Baldwin
    Writer, Producer
    James Baldwin's Nephew


    Co-Sponsored by
    Amistad Center for Art & Culture
    Domus-Chester Addison Community Center


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    For Event Details ... CLICK HERE

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    - Middletown, CT -


    Middlesex Community College

    Meet & Greet with the Filmmakers, Dinner,
    Film Screening, Audience Q&A / Talkback


    Presented by
    S.W.E.E.T. Potato Society, Inc.

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    For Event Details ... CLICK HERE

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    - Danbury, CT -

    Western Connecticut State University
    Connecticut PeaceJam Slam
    "PeaceJam ~ Unleashing The Potential for Human Good"

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  • Saturday, April 23 ... 8:30am - 4:00pm

  • All-Day Conference, Including Our Workshop:

    "James Baldwin, Social Identity & You"

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  • Special Keynote Address, Q & A with
    Dr. Chris Kukkt
    Director, the Center for Compassion, Creativity & Innovation
  • Workshop Featuring
    Karen Thorsen & Doug Dempsey
    Filmmakers & Directors, "James Baldwin Project"
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  • ~  For Full Details, Read & Download the PDF!  ~

  • Made Possible by CT Humanities
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    With the Support of The Amistad Center
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  • Restoration Made Possible By
     ~ Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, Maysles Documentary Center, Goldcrest Post, Stan & Joanne Marder,
    Greg Melville & Family.
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    - New York City -

    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    and Maysles Cinema present

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    The Harlem Premiere of
    Our Newly Restored Film

  • Wednesday, April 6 ... 6:30 pm

  • Followed by a Discussion:

    "James Baldwin:  The Next Generation"

  • Featuring Baldwin's Niece & Nephew
    Aisha Karefa-Smart and Trevor Baldwin
    with Karen Thorsen, Filmmaker

  • For Details, See Eventbrite Announcement  ~  NOTE:  SOLD OUT!

    Co-Sponsored by

    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    Maysles Cinema
    JamesBaldwinProject.Org

    The Langston Hughes Auditorium
    @ Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    515 Malcolm X Blvd
    New York, NY 10037

    Restoration Made Possible By
    Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, Maysles Cinema, Goldcrest Post, Stan & Joanne Marder,
    Greg Melville & Family.
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    - Norwalk, CT -

    Norwalk Community College


    A Film Screening and Discussion

  • Wednesday, February 24 ... 11:30am


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  • Co-Sponsored by

    Norwalk Community College Committee for Diversity & Inclusion

    Karen Thorsen
    Director, James Baldwin Project

    Norwalk Community College
    188 Richards Ave, Norwalk, CT 06854
    East Campus, Gen Re Forum
  • Made Possible by CT Humanities
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    With the Support of The Amistad Center
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  • Restoration Made Possible By
     ~ Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, Maysles Documentary Center, Goldcrest Post, Stan & Joanne Marder,
    Greg Melville & Family.
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    - Bridgeport, CT -

    Bridgeport Public Schools

    A Comprehensive Weeklong Series of
    Classes, Workshops, Screenings and Discussions!


  • **Multiple Events, February 5 thru 23

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  • Bridgeport City Hall ~ Feb 5, 9am - Noon
    Harding High School ~ Feb 17, 9am - 11am
    Fairchild Wheeler School ~ Feb 18, 8am - 10am
    Fairchild Wheeler School ~ Feb 18, 12pm - 2pm
    Central High School ~ Feb 19, 9am - 11am
    Fairchild Wheeler School ~ Feb 19, 1pm - 3:30pm
    HSC Joint Districtwide ~ Feb 20, 5pm - 7pm
    Fairchild Wheeler School ~ Feb 22, 10am - Noon
    Bassick High School ~ Feb 23, 9am - 11am
    Fairchild Wheeler School ~ Feb 23, 12pm - 4pm

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  • Melissa Jenkins, Director of Literacy, Bridgeport Public Schools
    Dawn Cole, Executive Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
    Aresta L. Johnson, Executive Director of Secondary Education
    Beth Funari, Assistant Principle, Fairchild Wheeler School
    Shaun Mitchell, Teacher of English, Central High Schoo
    Janice F. Jones, English Language Arts Coordinator, Harding High
    Karen Thorsen, Filmmaker & Co-Director, James Baldwin Project

    Co-Sponsored by:
    Bridgeport Public Schools
    Bridgeport Public Schools Department of Literacy
  • Made Possible by CT Humanities
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    With the Support of The Amistad Center
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  • Restoration Made Possible By  ~ Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the
    Humanities, Maysles Documentary Center, Goldcrest Post, Stan & Joanne Marder,
    Greg Melville & Family.
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    - West Hartford, CT -

    University of Saint Joseph


    A Film Screening and Discussion

  • Monday, February 22 ... 7:00pm
    **Free and Open to the Public

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    Made Possible by CT Humanities
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    With the Support of The Amistad Center
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  • Featuring Q &A Hosted by Karen Thorsen

    Director, James Baldwin:  The Price of the Ticket

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  • Hoffman Auditorium @USJ
    Autorino Center for the Arts
    1678 Asylum Avenue
    West Hartford, CT 06117

  • Restoration Made Possible By
     ~ Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the
    Humanities, Maysles Documentary Center, Goldcrest Post, Stan & Joanne Marder,
    Greg Melville & Family.
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    - New Britain, CT -

    Central Connecticut State University


    Panel Discussion & Theatrical Presentation

  • Tuesday, February 16 ... 4:30pm
    **Free and Open to the Public

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    Made Possible by CT Humanities
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    With the Support of The Amistad Center
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  • Dr. Walton Brown-Foster,
    Moderator
    Professor, Department of Political Science and African American Studies

    Dr. Felton O. Best

    Director, African American Studies Program

    Dr. Beverly Johnson

    Department of English

    Dr. Joshua Perlstein

    Department of Theatre

    Dr. Evelyn Philips

    Director, Africana Center and Department of Anthropology

    Karen Thorsen, Filmmaker
    Co-Director, James Baldwin Project

    Co-Sponsored by:
    CCSU Department of Political Science, Department of Theatre
    CCSU African American Studies Program and
           Africana Studies Program
    Arts Committee - Greater Hartford Chapter of the Links, Inc.
    Arts Committee-- Farmington Valley Chapter of the Links, Inc.
    New Britain Chapter of the NAACP


    Be There, and Bring A Friend!

    Connecticut Central State University ~ Directions
    1615 Stanley Street
    New Britain, CT 06050
    Alumni Hall, Student Center

  • Restoration Made Possible By  ~ Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the
    Humanities, Maysles Documentary Center, Goldcrest Post, Stan & Joanne Marder,
    Greg Melville & Family.
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    - UConn, Storrs, CT -

    Konover Auditorium (Dodd Center)


    A Film Screening and Discussion
    w/the Filmmakers & Uconn Professor Jelani Cobb

  • Wednesday, February 10 ... 6:00pm
    **Free and Open to the Public

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    Made Possible by CT Humanities
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    With the Support of The Amistad Center
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  • Professor Jelani Cobb

    Associate Professor of History &
    Director of Africana Studies


    Karen Thorsen

    Director, James Baldwin:  The Price of the Ticket

    Co-Sponsored by:

    The Thomas J. Dodd Research Center

    5:30pm - Reception
    6:00pm - Screening
    7:30pm - Q&A Discussion

    Be There, and Bring A Friend!


    405 Babbidge Road, Unit 1205
    Storrs, CT  06269 ~ Directions

  • Restoration Made Possible By
     ~ Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the
    Humanities, Maysles Documentary Center, Goldcrest Post, Stan & Joanne Marder,
    Greg Melville & Family.
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    Martin Luther King Day, 2016

    ~ 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 

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    - New Haven, CT -

    Whitney Humanities Center

    at Yale University


    A Film Screening & Discussion
    w/ the Filmmakers and Yale Scholars


  • Saturday, January 16 ... 4:00 pm
    **Free and Open to the Public

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  • Co-Sponsored and Supported by:


    ~ Yale College Dean’s Office

    ~ Films at the Whitney

    ~ Yale College Afro-American Cultural Center

    ~ Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale


    Be There -- And Bring a Friend!



    Whitney Humanities Center
    53 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511

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    Made Possible by  CT Humanities
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    With the Support of  The Amistad Center
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  • Restoration Made Possible By  ~ Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the
    Humanities, Maysles Documentary Center, Goldcrest Post, Stan & Joanne Marder,
    Greg Melville & Family.
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    - Hartford, CT -

    Trinity College Chapel Community
    and Cinestudio Theater

  • Wednesday, December 9 ... 7:30 pm
    **Free and Open to the Public

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  • ~ 7:30 pm Screening
    ~ 9:00 pm Discussion and Talkback ...


    Co-sponsored by:

    ~ Office of Spiritual and Religious Life
    ~ Political Science Department
    ~ Office of Multicultural Affairs
    ~ Center for Urban and Global Studies
    ~ Film Department
    ~ Sociology Department
    ~ Women & Gender Resource Action Center
    ~ Encouraging Respect of Sexualities
    ~ History Department

    Featuring:

    ~ Bishop John L. Selders, Associate College Chaplain,
       Trinity College; Pastor, Amistad UCC
    ~ Karen Thorsen, Filmmaker, James Baldwin Project
    ~ Frank Mitchell, Assistant Director & Curator,
       The Amistad Center for Art & Culture

              

    Be There -- And Bring a Friend!

    300 Summit Street, Hartford, CT  06106

    On the Trinity College Campus ~ Directions
    **(Look for the red lights and you’re there!)

    Made Possible by  CT Humanities
  • Restoration Made Possible By  ~ Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the
    Humanities, Maysles Documentary Center, Goldcrest Post, Stan & Joanne Marder,
    Greg Melville & Family.
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    - Hartford, CT -

    Shiloh Baptist Church
    Screening and Discussion ~ Co-Hosted by the NAACP

  • Saturday, December 5 ... 9:00 am to Noon
    **Free and Open to the Public

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    ~ Featuring a Distinguished Panel ...


     
    Dr. Walton Brown-Foster
    - Central CT State University

    Imam Muhammad Ansari - Greater Hartford NAACP

    Rev. Maurice Porter - Shiloh Baptist Church

    Dr. Benjamin Foster,Jr. - CT State NAACP
  • Restoration Made Possible By  ~ Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the
    Humanities, Maysles Documentary Center, Goldcrest Post, Stan & Joanne Marder,
    Greg Melville & Family.
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    - Bridgeport, CT -

    United Congregational Church
    Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration

  • Saturday, November 22 ... 4:00 pm
    **Free and Open to the Public
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    Featuring Film Clips of
    James Baldwin Speaking on
    Diversity + Identity + Sexuality + Immigration + Humanity


    For More CLICK HERE

  • Restoration Made Possible By  ~ Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the
    Humanities, Maysles Documentary Center, Goldcrest Post, Stan & Joanne Marder,
    Greg Melville & Family.
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    - Amherst, MA -

    Amherst Regional High School Auditorium

  • Monday, November 16 ... 6:00 pm
    **Free and Open to the Public

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  • ~ 6:00pm Reception ... Featuring hors’d'oeuvres by the ARHS
       Culinary Arts Program and music by the ARHS Jazz Ensemble.

    ~ 6:30pm Film Screening ... Followed by a talk-back with filmmakers
       Karen Thorsen and Douglas K. Dempsey & special guests:

    - W.E.B Du Bois Dept. of Afro-American Studies Chair John Bracey
    - Trevor Baldwin (nephew of James Baldwin)
  • Amherst Regional High School Auditorium
    Monday, November 16 - 6:00 pm
    21 Mattoon Street, Amherst, MA  01002

  • This event is presented by Amherst Together, in partnership with Amherst-Pelham Regional Schools and Amherst Human Rights Commission, and in collaboration with the W.E.B Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Five Colleges, Inc., and the Jones Library.

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  • Restoration Made Possible By  ~ Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the
    Humanities, Maysles Documentary Center, Goldcrest Post, Stan & Joanne Marder,
    Greg Melville & Family.
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    - Stamford, CT -


    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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    - Hartford, CT -

    The Amistad Center for Art & Culture
    at The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

  • Saturday, November 7 ... 2:00 pm
    **Free and Open to the Public

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  • ~ 2:00pm ... Screening, w / Free Soft Drink & Popcorn!

    ~ 3:30pm ... Panel Discussion Featuring:

  • Shawn Salvant, Associate Professor of English and
    Africana Studies, UCONN

    Barbara Krauthamer, Associate Professor of History and Graduate Program Director, UMASS

    The Filmmakers will be Present
  • The Amistad Center for Art & Culture ~ www.amistadcenter.org
    600 Main Street, Hartford, CT

    The Amistad Center’s educational programs are supported byeversource energy

    Made Possible By:  CT Humanities
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  • Restoration Made Possible By  ~ Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the
    Humanities, Maysles Documentary Center, Goldcrest Post, Stan & Joanne Marder,
    Greg Melville & Family.
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    - Danielson & Willimantic, CT -

    Student & Community Events
    at Quinebaug Valley Community College

  • Wednesday, November 4 ... 10:30 am & 12:20 pm
    Wednesday, November 11 ... 12:30 pm
    Thursday, November 12 ... 6:00 pm
    Friday, November 13 ... 10:30 am

  • Our screenings of  "James Baldwin:  The Price of the Ticket"
    have been coordinated with student exposure to Baldwin's
    work.  Upper School and Middle School students will attend
    separate "Conversations with Jimmy" sessions.

    Additionally, we are hosting a special event with the
    "Learning in Retirement" organization.

    Distinguished Panel Discussions on Wednesday,
    November 11 and Thursday, November 12

        
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    Wed, Nov 4  -  Danielson  Auditorium ... Screenings
    Wed, Nov 11   -  Danielson  Auditorium ... Panel
    Thu, Nov 12  -  Capital Theater, Willimantic ... Screening & Panel
    Fri, Nov 13  -  Danielson  Auditorium ... Screening


    Quinebaug Valley Community College
    742 Upper Maple Street, Danielson, CT
    729 Main Street, Willimantic, CT


    Made Possible By:  CT Humanities

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  • Restoration Made Possible By  ~ Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the
    Humanities, Maysles Documentary Center, Goldcrest Post, Stan & Joanne Marder,
    Greg Melville & Family.
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    - Pomfret, CT -

    Fall Family Weekend at Pomfret School

  • Friday, October 30 ... 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • A screening of  "James Baldwin:  The Price of the Ticket"
    For Students, Parents and Grandparents ...
    Followed by a "Conversation with Jimmy" talkback session.

    ~ Pomfret Director of Diversity, Steve Davis says:

    "We are honored to have Producer / Director Karen Thorsen
    visit Pomfret School for Parent / Grandparents Weekend.

    We hope this event will inspire you to share some of your
    life experiences and have positive conversations between you,
    your children and grandchildren about the culturally,
    technologically and socially changing world they will inherit."

    This screening is part of a collaborative effort between
    Pomfret School, The University of Connecticut and
    Quinebaug Valley Community College.

    ~ 398 Pomfret Street, Pomfret CT         ph: 860.963.6100


    Made Possible By:  CT Humanities

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  • Restoration Made Possible By  ~ Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the
    Humanities, Maysles Documentary Center, Goldcrest Post, Stan & Joanne Marder,
    Greg Melville & Family.
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    - Bridgeport, CT -

    "Sacred Conversation on Race"
    at United Congregational Church

  • Sunday, October 25 ... 10:00am to 2:30pm
    **Free and Open to the Public.

  • 10:00am -  Sermon, "Words Matter" Theme

    11:30am -   Hospitality Hour

    12 Noon  -  Lunch w/Guests from Bethel AME Church

    12:30pm -  Screening "The Price of the Ticket"

    1:30 pm -  Conversation w/ Reverend Sara Smith,
    The Filmmakers and The Public

    ~ 877 Park Avenue (corner of State St), Bridgeport CT


    Made Possible By:  CT Humanities

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  • Restoration Made Possible By  ~ Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the
    Humanities, Maysles Documentary Center, Goldcrest Post, Stan & Joanne Marder,
    Greg Melville & Family.
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    - Hartford, CT -

    James Baldwin Day at Hartford Public High School

  • Thursday, October 22 ... Noon to 8:30pm
    **Free and Open to the Public.

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

    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 at the School:

    12 Noon -  Student Screening
    1:30 pm  -  Panel & Talkback ... w/the Filmmakers,
    Baldwin's Nephew Trevor Baldwin,
    Pomfret School's Director of Diversity, Steve Davis.
    Moderated by LDA's Catherine Morelli.

    5:30 pm -  Community Reception
    6:00 pm -  Community Screening
    7:30 pm -  Discussion and Q & A w/ Special Guests

    55 Forest Street, Hartford, CT - In the Auditorium

    Made Possible By:  CT Humanities
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  • Restoration Made Possible By  ~ Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the
    Humanities, Maysles Documentary Center, Goldcrest Post, Stan & Joanne Marder,
    Greg Melville & Family.
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    - Lowell, MA -

    UMAss Lowell English Department

  • Oct 13, 2015 ~ 3:30pm
  • The Jack and Stella Kerouac Center for the Public Humanities

    Presents a Public Screening and Talkback

    At the Comley-Lane Theatre, UMass Lowell South Campus

    870 Broadway Street, Lowell MA

    Sponsored by the English Department at UMass Lowell
    and MassHumanities

    All Free and Open to the Public.

    Made Possible By:  MassHumanities
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  • Restoration Made Possible By  ~ Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the
    Humanities, Maysles Documentary Center, Goldcrest Post, Stan & Joanne Marder,
    Greg Melville & Family.
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    - Hartford, CT -


    Banned Books Week 2015 - Banned Theater

    film society of lincoln center presents "The Devil Finds Work" film series

    ~ 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"

    ~ A Panel Discussion with
    Rob Ruggerio (TheaterWorks), Jacques LaMarre (playwright)
    and David McGuire (ACLU of Connecticut).

    Moderated by Dr. Lois Brown, Director
    The Center for African American Studies at Wesleyan University.

    Hartford Public Library
    500 Main Street
    Hartford, CT

    DETAILS @ACLU-CT Website

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    - New York City -

    The Film Society of Lincoln Center Presents


  • Sept 11-14, 2015
  • Documentaries, Features &
    Discussions, Inspired by
    Baldwin's Book-Length Essay,
    "The Devil Finds Work"

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

    ~ Bonus!  Unseen Footage from
    Baldwin's Funeral at 9:00pm**

    **Special thanks to Curator Shola Lynch
    of the Moving Image & Recorded Sound
    Division of the Schomburg Center for
    Research in Black Culture
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    where the "Price of the Ticket"
    Collection is archived


    Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center
    144 West 65th Street

    DETAILS @Film Society Website


  • film society of lincoln center presents "The Devil Finds Work" film series
    Producer/Director Bill Miles & James Baldwin, during production of "I Remember Harlem"
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  • Restoration Made Possible By  ~ Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the
    Humanities, Maysles Documentary Center, Goldcrest Post, Stan & Joanne Marder,
    Greg Melville & Family.
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    - Omaha, Nebraska-

    2015 Native Omaha Days


  • July 30, 2015
  • 7:00pm Screening Followed
    by a Conversation with
    the Filmmakers.

    Press Release


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  • Native Omaha Days  ~ A bi-annual event celebrating
    North Omaha's historical and cultural legacies.
                  Info at:  Native Omaha Club

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    - Martha's Vineyard Film Festival -

    Race In America


  • July 22, 2015
  • Screening Followed by
    a Conversation with
    Karen Thorsen
    Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
    Alexandra Styron


  • James Baldwin film at Lift Ev'ry Voice Festival opens MassMoCA, North Adams, MA
  • Video of the Conversation COMING SOON!
    ~ Visit the Martha's Vineyard Film Festival Site!

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    - Paris, France -

    ~ 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
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    - Lift Ev'ry Voice Festival -

    At MassMoCA Arts Center


  • June 19, 2015
    "Juneteenth" Day !
  • 8pm Screening
    Followed by a "Talk-Back"
    Public Conversation!

    Lift Ev'ry Voice Festival
    KICK OFF!

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  • Friday, June 19  ~ "Juneteenth" Day!  ~  Program begins at 8:00 PM
    ~ At the MassMoCA Arts Center, North Adams, MA                 Directions

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    - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library -

    and Museum, Boston MA


  • June 11, 2015
  • 6pm Screening
    Forum Follows,
    "Legacy of James Baldwin"

    The Panel ...

    Rose Styron
    Nikky Finney
    Peniel Joseph
    Aisha Karefa-Smart
    Kim McLarin
    Karen Thorsen
  • Thursday, June 11  ~ Attended by overflow crowd of 450+

    "A spectacular evening.  The feedback has been incredible.  It truly was one of the
    most moving events I’ve witnessed at the Library."  ~ Amy Macdonald, Forum Producer
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    - Holyoke Community College -



  • May 6, 2015
  • Screening & Talkback
    "Conversation With Jimmy"
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  • Wednesday, May 6 at 1:00pm, Leslie Phillips Theater (FORUM) ~ African Drums, Current Events Slideshow, Film Screening & "Talkback" Public Forum, as part of Holyoke Community College's "Dialogues on Race"  series.
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    - Ashland, OR -


    ~ 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!
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    - Amherst, MA -


    ~ James Baldwin Symposium ~
    at Amherst College  Amherst, Massachusetts james baldwin symposium at amherst college

    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
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    - PeaceJam New England -

    2015 Conference at UConn, CT


  • March 15, 2015
  • "Conversations with Jimmy"
    Workshop with ... Students from
    Pittsfield, MA High School
    And Other Guests


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  • March 4, 2015
  • Screening & "Conversation With Jimmy"
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  • Wednesday, March 4 at 1:00pm, Leslie Phillips Theater (FORUM) ~ Screening followed by discussion with Filmmakers, as part of Holyoke Community College's "Dialogues on Race"  series.

    More Info HERE
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    - Suffolk University -



  • March 3, 2015
  • Screening & "Conversation With Jimmy"
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  • Tuesday, March 3 at 5:00pm, in the C. Walsh Theatre ~ Screening followed by discussion with Filmmakers, hosted by Quentin Miller, PhD.  Professor & Chair, Department of English and a Baldwin Project Scholar / Advisor.

    Visit www.suffolk.edu for more information.
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    - Mount Wachusett Community College -

  • Our Outreach & Engagement Program
    Kicks Off In Massachusetts!

    February 5, 2015
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    Sponsored by MassHumanities
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  • "Conversations with Jimmy"  debuted at Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner, Massachusetts.
  • Our restored film was screened in the school's "Society Café" and attended by a packed house of 75+ people -- including students, teachers, scholars and artists.

    An intense discussion followed, emotional truths were shared -- about difficult lives, encounters with prejudice and ideas for tolerance, hope and change in their communities.

    Represented were:  African American, Indian, Honduran, Asian and Caucasian folks.  We heard from high school & college students, teachers, single mothers, an ex-serviceman, a bi-racial household and more.

    Professor Susan Blake had her students share their reactions later:
  • >>  [ Mr. Baldwin ] was luminous when he spoke . . . the film made me want to learn more about James Baldwin . . . but also made me consider how we still treat people differently. . . I feel I’ll be more likely to stand up and say something, should I see someone being treated differently because of their race.”
  • >>  “Baldwin states in the documentary that as long as I identify as “white” he is forced to identify as “black.”  This really struck a chord with me. . . . nothing touched me more than the personal stories told during the Q and A session.  I don’t know what it’s like to be black in America . . . admitting that I cannot be in the shoes of a black man is to open the door to a necessary education. . . I would like to stand up and proclaim that I am not white and you are not black, that I am me and you are you.”
  • >>  “Granted, racism is still something very strongly present in America, but I can’t help but wish that Mr. Baldwin was still alive to see how far we’ve come. . . As a “wannabe” writer, I may have found a role model in Mr. James Arthur Baldwin.  I respect the spirit of his writing . . . and I don’t know if my writing will ever touch or help as many people as he did, but that’s certainly something to aim for, and I’m absolutely sure he would tell me to aim even higher.”
  • >>  “One of the biggest things I gained from the film screening was the discussion that followed. . . it is this very process of discussion which has the potential to disarm us and bind us together.  That post-film dialogue could be seen as a microcosm of what needs to happen on a national scale. . . There is a danger for us as a nation to collectively lull ourselves into believing we are indeed a post-racial society. . . . this film, and James Baldwin himself, still have a lot to teach us about who we have been and where we are going.”
     
  • Our hosts at Mount Wachusetts Community College, including Dean of Students Jason Zalesky, proclaimed the event a huge success … and we are invited back!
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    - South Norwalk Public Library, CT -



  • February 14, 2015
  • Screening &
    "Conversation With Jimmy"
  • norwalk public library south norwalk public library branch
  • Saturday, February 14 at 1:00pm, in the Community Room ~ Screening followed by discussion the with Filmmakers, hosted by Sherelle Harris, Assistant Director, Norwalk Public Library.

    More Info HERE
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    - The New School -

  • 2 5 th   A n n i v e r s i t y   S c r e e n i n g
    O f   t h e   N e w l y   R e s t o r e d   2 K   V e r s i o n
  • Wednesday, November 12, 6:30 PM
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    >>  More Than 350 People Attended
    Including Executive Producer Albert Maysles, Baldwin Biographer
    David Leeming and Family Members Helen Baldwin & Trevor Baldwin!

  • >> The 2K Digital Restoration Looked Spectacular!
    Thanks to Tim Spitzer of Goldcrest Post, Also In Attendance
  • Above:  David Baldwin tries to sum up his brother's life.
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    >>  Watch Video of the Q&A Session
    with Karen Thorsen, Michelle Manterre and Ricardo Montez!

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  • John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center
  • 63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100, New York, NY 10003
  • Followed by Q&A with filmmaker Karen Thorsen and Ricardo Montez,
    Assistant Professor of Performance Studies, Humanities Department,
    the School of Undergraduate Studies, The New School.
  • Moderated by Michelle Materre, Assistant Professor,
    School of Media Studies at The New School
    Curator/Producer, Creatively Speaking Film Series.
  • Free Admission
  • Visit The New School Site!
  • The New School Presents the 25th Anniversary Special Screening of James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket, the newly restored HD version of the original 16mm film
    The Film's Restoration was made at Goldcrest Post, with Support From The Ford Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, Maysles Documentary Center, Joanne and Stan Marder
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    - National Gallery of Art-

  • S a v i n g   t h e   B a l d w i n   F i l m
    In Washington, D.C
  • October 12, 2014
  • A Rousing, Free Admission, Standing Room-Only Event
    Over 200 People Had to be Turned Away!**
  • ** Additional Programs Added
    on November 30
  • The Filmmakers Described their Restoration Efforts and
    James Baldwin's niece, Aisha Karefa-Smart, Spoke
    about Jimmy's Continuing Relevance
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  • Aisha Karefa-Smart, Baldwin's Niece, with Filmmaker Karen Thorsen
  • 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

    www.nga.gov
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