Screening & Discussion of "James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket"

Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

james baldwin-the price of the ticketKaren Thorsen, producer and director of the PBS American Master's award-winning documentary James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket (2013, 90 mins.) will lead a discussion following its screening. Without using narration, the film allows James Baldwin to tell his own story: exploring what it means to be born black, impoverished, gay, and gifted—in a world that has yet to understand that “all men are brothers.”

New York Times series, "Unpublished Black History: Looking Again at James Baldwin," February 5, 2016

Community partner: TEAM Westport

karen thorsenKaren Thorsen began the project when Baldwin was still alive, working with documentary legend Albert Maysles. When Baldwin died, Maysles passed the directing torch to Karen. At this event, Thorsen will
provide a quick introduction to the film and be part of the discussion following the screening.
Interview with Karen Thorsen on PBS.

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