- American Masters: This award-winning PBS series has been broadcasting JAMES BALDWIN: THE PRICE OF THE TICKET repeatedly for over two decades. Launched by Series Creator and Executive Producer Susan Lacy – who is also Executive Producer of BALDWIN, along with filmmaker Albert Maysles – American Masters is now in its 26th season, with an average of two-to-five million viewers per program. Later this year, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, American Masters will broadcast BALDWIN again – and will feature clips from the film as part of PBS Learning Media’s new digital classroom. www.american.masters.org
- Ford Foundation: Over twenty-five years ago, the Ford Foundation was a primary funder of the original JAMES BALDWIN: THE PRICE OF THE TICKET.
Now, their support is once again crucial, as a funder of both our digital restoration and our current Outreach & Engagement Program, "Conversations With Jimmy". In many ways, our project reflects their own Mission Statement: "We believe all people should … have a voice in the decisions that affect them. The best way to achieve [this] is ... to ensure participation by men and women from diverse communities and all levels of society. In our experience, such activities help build common understanding, enhance excellence, enable people to improve their lives and reinforce their commitment to society."
- National Endowment for the Arts: Over twenty-five years ago, the National Endowment for the Arts was a primary funder of the original JAMES BALDWIN: THE PRICE OF THE TICKET. Now, their support is once again crucial, as a funder of both our digital restoration and our current Outreach & Engagement Program, "Conversations With Jimmy." Their mission: "The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds, promotes, and strengthens the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation."
- Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture: This world-renowned research unit of the New York Public Library hosts over 120,000 visitors per year. For over 80 years, the Schomburg has collected, preserved and programmed materials documenting black life. Among them is the original feature-length film, JAMES BALDWIN: THE PRICE OF THE TICKET – as well as the JAMES BALDWIN ARCHIVE, an impressive film, video and photo collection gathered during the production of BALDWIN from over one hundred sources in nine different countries. www.schomburg.center.org
- Sundance Institute: For over three decades, the Institute has supported independent film artists, including a rising number of females – and Karen Thorsen, the director of JAMES BALDWIN: THE PRICE OF THE TICKET, is one of them. Back in 1990, Sundance hosted the film festival premiere of BALDWIN – and in 1991, Sundance took BALDWIN to the Tokyo International Film Festival, as one of the "Ten Best American Independent Films" from the past two years. Beginning in 2014, BALDWIN’s original film elements and restored digital masters will be archived as part of the Sundance Institute Collection at UCLA. www.history.sundance.org
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