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The Price of the Ticket: James Baldwin - February 24

The community at large is invited to attend a free screening of the documentary film classic THE PRICE OF THE TICKET: JAMES BALDWIN, followed by a question and answer session with filmmakers Karen Thorsen and Doug K. Dempsey. The screening will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 11:30 a.m. in the East Campus, Gen Re Forum

THE PRICE OF THE TICKET: JAMES BALDWIN is an emotional portrait, a social critique and a passionate plea for human equality. Without using 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 over two dozen countries. It has since been restored and re-mastered in 2K HD with the help of the Ford Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

This free event is sponsored by the NCC Committee for Diversity & Inclusion and is made possible
by Connecticut Humanities. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Kelly Jackson at