Film Shorts Program: James Baldwin Around The World Peter Jay Sharp Building
BAM Rose Cinemas
Feb 10, 2019
  • 5PM
Running Time: 92min

This program brings together rare portraits of the transformative writer and thinker who, like Riggs, fearlessly explored the tensions between American society, black identity, and queer sexuality.

+ Intro by writer Tobi Haslett
MEMBERS: $7.50 (free for Level 4 and above)

Baldwin's Nigger

Dir. Horace Ové
1968, 48min, DCP


James Baldwin and comedian-activist Dick Gregory speak to a group of radical West Indian students in London about everything from the state of the civil rights movement to the perils of false consciousness.

James Baldwin From Another Place

Dir. Sedat Pakay
1973, 13min


Strikingly shot on the streets of Istanbul, this rare portrait of the writer and thinker finds him discussing his work, sexuality, and complex feelings about the United States.

Special thanks to Kathy Pakay

Meeting The Man: James Baldwin in Paris

Dir. Terence Dixon
1971, 31min


Baldwin—at the Bastille and other Parisian landmarks—reflects on revolution, colonialism, and what it means to be a black expat in Europe.