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


    The Transmedia Project

    Delivering Baldwin's Message
    Across ALL Borders, Across ALL Platforms

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  • Jimmy Baldwin Should Be Seen, Heard and Read by Everyone ...
    ... Young and Old.
  • Transmedia Storytelling efforts using our new
    HD Digital  James Baldwin:  The Price of the Ticket  include ...
  • - "Conversations with Jimmy"   -  Our Outreach & Engagement Program
  • - HD Broadcasts
  • - Online Education & Classroom Interactives, VOD
  • - Social Media Events like OVEE™ Online Interactive Screenings
  • Let's Keep Baldwin Relevant Today ... and for Generations to Come!

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    >> ABOUT Conversations With Jimmy:

  • ~ A nationwide Outreach & Engagement initiative:  screenings, discussions and public forums … with our film as catalyst.
  • Driven by Baldwin's 90th birthday (8/2/15), recent current events and an urgent need for social change, we launched "Conversations with Jimmy"  in the Fall of 2014.  A nationwide initiative, this series of community-based Conversations combines screenings of the new ‘digital BALDWIN' — now restored and re-mastered in WideScreen HD — with town-wide discussions about diversity, discrimination and the meaning of brotherhood … in the context of local issues. The mission:  to engage diverse communities, inspire dialogue despite 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.
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    R e c e n t   E v e n t s ...


    - Omaha, Nebraska-

    2015 Native Omaha Days

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

    Press Release

  • James Baldwin film at Lift Ev'ry Voice Festival opens MassMoCA, North Adams, MA
  • 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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    - Jimmy in Paris! -

    Supported by the U.S. Embassy and
    Le Collectif de James Baldwin de Paris

  • July 1 - 11, 2015
  • Baldwin Festival created by
    Our Friend Sami Légitimus

    With the Support
    of the U.S. Embassy
    Cultural Services Dept.
  • James Baldwin film at Lift Ev'ry Voice Festival opens MassMoCA, North Adams, MA
  • Including speakers, films, plays, music, discussions and events!
    Le Collectif !

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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

  • James Baldwin film at Lift Ev'ry Voice Festival opens MassMoCA, North Adams, MA
  • 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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    - James Baldwin Symposium -

    At Amherst College

  • March 28, 2015
  • All Day Sessions &
    Screening of Our Film
    ~ Free & Open to the Public!

    Featuring These Speakers:

    Douglas Field
    Michele Elam
    Grant Farred
    Magdalena Zaborowska
    Kenneth Surin
    Quentin Miller

    and Filmmakers
    Karen Thorsen &
    Douglas K. Dempsey
  • james baldwin symposium at amhersrt college
  • Saturday, March 28th - All Day Sessions, from 9:00am to 7:00pm
    ~ In the Alumni House on the Amherst College Campus, Amherst MA

    Learn More on the Amherst College Site!
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    - Ashland Film Festival -

  • April 10, 2015
  • Screening & "Conversation With Jimmy"
  • ashland independent film festival
  • Friday, April 10 at 12:00pm, in the Historic Ashland Armory ~ Their largest venue with a capacity of 450!  Screening followed by "Conversations with Jimmy"  discussion.

    See the Trailer & Schedule Here.
  • Ashland independent film festival official selection
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    R e c e n t   E v e n t s ...


    - 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


    >>  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
  • National Gallery of Art
  • 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

  • National Gallery of Art
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    - Harlem Street Re-Naming! -

  • August 2, 2014
  • The 90th Anniversary of
    James Baldwin's Birth!

    National Black Theatre
    New York City
  • Sembene Film & Arts Festival
  • Saturday ~ Events Begin At 10am!  The National Black Theatre is hosting a street naming ceremony for E. 128th Street, between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue ...
    which will be known as "James Baldwin Place."  Mr. Baldwin lived in this neighborhood, attended school at P.S. 24, and wrote about his early life in many works, including
    "Go Tell It On the Mountain."
  • Sembene Film & Arts Festival

  • Supporters include The Year of Baldwin Consortium -- Harlem Stage; New York Live Arts; Columbia University’s School of the Arts; Harlem Week / Harlem Arts Alliance; Vera List Center at the New School; New York University; The Harlem Book Fair -- The Family of Dr. Maya Angelou, and Baldwin nephew Trevor Baldwin.
  • Visit www.NationalBlackTheatre and Columbia University and www.JamesBaldwinInfo

  • David Baldwin Recalls The Street  ~  James Baldwin's younger brother David recalls the Harlem school they went to, P.S. 24, on 128th Street between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue ... the block being re-named “James Baldwin Place” ... and he sings the school song, which Jimmy wrote!
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    - Sembéne Film Festival -

  • August 2, 2014
  • The 90th Anniversary of
    James Baldwin's Birth!
  • Sembene Film & Arts Festival
  • Pittsburgh, PA, Saturday, August 2nd, at 2:30 PM ~ at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Homewood and the Sembène African Film Festival will join with organizations around the world in the year-long observance of the 90th birthday of novelist, essayist, playwright, social critic and civil rights activist James Baldwin.

    Event Coordinator Yasmeen Brown sees this party “as the ‘City of Champions’ honoring one of the world’s greatest literary champions.” To celebrate Baldwin’s birthday and to launch the city’s participation in the worldwide activities in his honor, the Sembène African Film Festival will screen James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket.
  • The Sembène African Film Festival's, beginning is 6th year of programming, is dedicated to presenting films from the African Diaspora. In the spirit of Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembène, regarded as the father of African Cinema and considered as one of the most important filmmakers of the 20th century, the organizers see James Baldwin as the epitome of the “Revolutionary Artist” who used the pen and paper to fight for justice, peace and human and civil rights.

    Visit www.sembenefilmfestival.org for more information.
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    - New York Live Arts/Live Ideas -

  • April 23-27, 2014
  • New York Live Arts, the 2014 Live Ideas Festival:  James Baldwin, This Time
  • A Five-Day Festival, Exploring the Continuing Impact of James Baldwin.

    Part of "The Year of James Baldwin"
    A New York City - Wide, Multi-Disciplinary Celebration

    Footage from "James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket" Was Featured
    In Many of the Discussions, Including New HD Clips Restored by
    Goldcrest Post, from Our Original 16mm Negative!

  • **Live Ideas Is Made Possible by The Ford Foundation
  • - Videos From the Festival -

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    - Hilton Als Tribute to Dr. Angelou -

  • June 6, 2014
  • National Gallery of Art
  • From The New Yorker  Writer & Critic Hilton Als ~ A lovely tribute to the late
    Dr. Maya Angelou.

    Mr. Als mentions her strong connection to James Baldwin, her intelligent and emotional testimony in our documentary and her own legacy as film actor, writer and producer.

    Read the article at www.newyorker.com
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