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Westport Library To Screen James Baldwin Documentary

Westport Library will screen a documentary on James Baldwin on March 12.
Westport Library will screen a documentary on James Baldwin on March 12. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Westport Library

WESTPORT, Conn. -- The award-winning documentary "James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket" allows James Baldwin to tell his own story — what it means to be born black, impoverished, gay and gifted in a world that has yet to understand that “all men are brothers.”

A discussion of Baldwin’s life followed by a screening of the film will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Westport Library’s McManus Room. The program, offered in partnership with Team Westport, is free.

Karen Thorsen, producer and director of the PBS American Master's award-winning 2013 documentary along with author, journalist and teacher Herb Boyd will share insights into Baldwin’s work and life before the screening.

Thorsen is a producer and director, known for "Joe Papp in Five Acts" (2010), "The Papp Project" (2001) and "Untold Stories of the ER" (2004).

Boyd has published 25 books, including the forthcoming "Black Detroit —A People's History." His "Baldwin's Harlem" was a finalist for an NAACP Image Award. He teaches black studies at City College of New York.

For more information, phone 203-291-4800 or go here .

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