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James Baldwin : the price of the ticket

Author: Karen ThorsenWilliam MilesDouglas K DempseySusan LacyAlbert MayslesAll authors
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : California Newsreel, [2004]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a look at the life and influence of author James Baldwin, at once a major twentieth century American author, a Civil Rights activist and, for two crucial decades, a prophetic voice calling Americans, Black and white, to confront their shared racial tragedy. Through interviews with writers and friends, this documentary captures the passionate intellect and courageous writing of a man who was born Black,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Biography
Named Person: James Baldwin; James Baldwin; James Baldwin
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Thorsen; William Miles; Douglas K Dempsey; Susan Lacy; Albert Maysles; Maya Angelou; Amiri Baraka; Ishmael Reed; William Styron; Don Lenzer; Steven Olswang; Nobody Knows Productions.; Maysles Films.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.),; California Newsreel (Firm)
OCLC Number: 56660853
Notes: May not play on all computers.
Originally produced in 1989; broadcast on the television documentary series American masters.
Credits: Director of photography, Don Lenzer ; editor, Steven Olswang.
Performer(s): Commentary: Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka, Ishmael Reed, William Styron.
Description: 1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, color with black & white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R.
Other Titles: Price of the ticket
American masters (Television program)
Responsibility: a Nobody Knows Productions, Maysles Films, Inc., American Masters presentation of a Karen Thorsen film ; directed by Karen Thorsen ; produced by Karen Thorsen & William Miles ; co-produced by Douglas K. Dempsey ; written by Karen Thorsen, Douglas K. Dempsey ; executive producers, Susan Lacy, Albert Maysles ; a Karen Thorsen production in association with Maysles Films, Inc. & WNET, New York.

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Presents a look at the life and influence of author James Baldwin, at once a major twentieth century American author, a Civil Rights activist and, for two crucial decades, a prophetic voice calling Americans, Black and white, to confront their shared racial tragedy. Through interviews with writers and friends, this documentary captures the passionate intellect and courageous writing of a man who was born Black, impoverished, gifted and gay.

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