Baldwin100 Watches Films "From Istanbul & Paris"

Thursday, April 18, 2024 1:30 PM to 2:45 PM EDT
Johnson Center, Room B

Baldwin100 Watches Films "From Istanbul & Paris"

James Baldwin Abroad series includes three films. These two films will be shown on April 18th. in the Johnson Center Room B (also known as Room 326, on the 3rd floor), with a screening at 1:30pm (From Another Place, Meeting the Man) 

The films will be followed by a Q&A with professors Keith Clark and Leeya Mehta

Screening at 1:30pm: 

James Baldwin: From Another Place
 1973, 12 minutes
“Sedat Pakay was a Turkish photographer and filmmaker who specialized in portraits of artists, including Andy Warhol, Gordon Parks, Mark Rothko, and many others. Shot in Istanbul - where Baldwin lived off and on throughout the 1960s - James Baldwin: From Another Place finds the author in a reflective mood, discussing his work, sexuality, and complex feelings about the United States. Preserved by the Yale Film Archive with support from the National Film Preservation Foundation.”

Meeting the Man: James Baldwin in Paris
1970, 26 minutes
“Returning to Paris, where he first moved (or escaped to) in 1948, James Baldwin visits the Place de la Bastille in the company of white British filmmaker Terence Dixon to discuss the contradictory manner in which revolutions (French, Colonial, and Black American) are portrayed and considered. Sparring verbally with Dixon - to whom he could issue a knockout intellectual blow at any moment - Baldwin once again proves himself to be the great thinker of modern times. Picture and audio restoration by Mark Rance, Watchmaker Films, London.”


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