James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket

Monday, July 20, 2015

Post-film discussion with Jacqueline Woodson! Digital projection

In February, QAF audiences packed the IFC for A LITANY FOR SURVIVAL, about the poet Audre Lorde. This month, we’re thrilled to present another classic film about a landmark black literary figure. PRICE OF THE TICKET brilliantly weaves rarely-seen archival footage from over 100 sources with intimate interviews and eloquent public speeches to form an astounding portrait of the legendary writer and Civil Rights leader James Baldwin. For award-winning Young Adult author Jacqueline Woodson, who dreamed of meeting Baldwin, the film “shows us his brilliance and thoughtfulness, his before his time-ness,” and “allows us to meet the man who changed so many lives.” As August, 2015 marks James Baldwin’s 90th birthday, we are proud to present this valuable and vibrant documentary masterwork in celebration of one of New York’s most significant sons.

  • Country USA
  • Director Karen Thorsen

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