Filmmaker Screening & Chat

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Happy Black History Month! Please join American Masters in celebrating black history with a screening and discussion of "James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket." We will be joined by the the film's Co-Writers/Producers Karen Thorsen and Douglas K. Dempsey and our co-host, AFROPUNK.

AFROPUNK is a cultural movement strongly reminiscent of the early days of Hip-Hop. Alternative urban kids across the nation (and across the globe) who felt like outsiders discovered they were actually the core of a boldly innovative, fast-growing community. The online members have been the driving force behind the exploding AFROPUNK (AP) culture, creating an authentic virtual home in www.afropunk.com

We are also joined by Black gay writer and activist, Kenyon Farrow. He is the US and Global Health Policy Director for Treatment Action Group, and a regular contributor to RH Reality Check. Kenyon's work has been honored by TheBody.com, Out Magazine, The Advocate, and he was named one of Black Entertainment Television’s “Modern Black History Heroes” for 2011.

Video Description

James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket

The life, works and beliefs of the late writer and civil rights activist are recounted: what it is to be born black, impoverished, gifted, and gay in a world that has yet to understand that “all men are brothers.” James Baldwin tells his own story in this emotional portrait.

Duration: 85min 12sec

Moderator

Panelists

  • Karen Thorsen

  • Doug Dempsey

  • Kenyon Farrow

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