American Masters: James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket with Filmmaker Karen Thorsen
The American Masters film James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket explores the life, works and beliefs of the late writer and civil rights activist, and asks what it is to be born black, impoverished, gifted, and gay in a world that has yet to understand that “all men are brothers.” Baldwin, author of The Great American Read novel Another Country, tells his own story in this emotional portrait. Director Karen Thorsen will be available for a talkback following both screenings. Learn more about Baldwin and the filmmaker on the American Masters site.
In conjunction with The Great American Read, THIRTEEN will host four free screening days at the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center, home to the PBS NewsHour Weekend, MetroFocus, and NYC-ARTS in New York City. The film screenings take place monthly from July through October.
Screenings will feature documentaries from THIRTEEN’s acclaimed American Masters series focused on authors and novels from The Great American Read’s most-loved novels list. There will be two screenings each day, with lunchtime showings at 1pm and evening screenings at 7pm. American Masters filmmakers and producers will be present at some showings. Stop by for a viewing and to cast your vote for your favorite book on the The Great American Read list. . . you may even end up on THIRTEEN! Doors open 20 minutes before the screening and seating is first-come, first-served.
Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center, 130 West 66th Street, SW Corner of Broadway, New York, NY 10023
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