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Norwalk Community College Screens James Baldwin Documentary

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James Baldwin Photo Credit: Allan Warren (wiki)

NORWALK, Conn. -- The community is invited to attend a screening of the documentary film classic, "The Price of the Ticket: James Baldwin," on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at Norwalk Community College.

"The Price of the Ticket: James Baldwin" is an emotional portrait, a social critique and a passionate plea for human equality. Without the use of narration, the film allows 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.”

The film intercuts rarely seen archival footage from more than 100 sources and nine different countries, melding intimate interviews and eloquent public speeches with astounding private glimpses of Baldwin.

Originally released in 1989, the 16mm version of "The Price of the Ticket: James Baldwin" received stellar reviews and was honored at festivals in more than two-dozen countries.

It has since been restored and remastered in 2K HD with the help of the Ford Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The screening will be followed by a question-and-answer session with filmmakers Karen Thorsen and Doug K. Dempsey.

This free event is sponsored by the NCC Committee for Diversity & Inclusion and is made possible by Connecticut Humanities.

The screening will be held at NCC's Gen Re Forum on the East Campus and begins at 11:30 a.m. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, please contact Kelly Jackson at kjackson@norwalk.edu.

Norwalk Community College is at 188 Richards Ave, Norwalk.

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