FILM: “James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket” @ MASS MoCA Tonight [Berkshire on Stage]
“James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket” is an emotional portrait of the writer and Civil Rights activist James Baldwin, delivered mostly in his own words, combining intimate interviews, public speeches, rarely seen archival footage, and illuminating contributions from friends and colleagues such as Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka and William Styron.
James Baldwin’s only weapon was words, and he wielded them with great effectiveness in his writing, his speeches and on the air. He spoke truth to injustice, and emboldened others of his generation to find their voices, too. In person he could sear your ears off with his fiery wit and wisdom.” – Larry Murray, editor of Berkshire on Stage
Director Karen Thorsen will introduce the film, and a conversation will follow the screening. This film kicks off the Lift Ev’ry Voice Festival, a summer festival celebrating the rich traditions of African-American community, arts and culture, history and heritage found within Berkshire County and across the nation. “James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket” screens in MASS MoCA’s Club B-10 in North Adams tonight (Friday, June 19) at 8pm.