Meeting the Man: James Baldwin in Paris (1971)

  • Revivals, Free
  • 27min
  • UK, France
Available Oct 11, 8:00 PM ET

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This rare film document of one of the towering figures of 20th-century American literature—photographed by Jack Hazan (_Rude Boy, A Bigger Splash)_—captures the iconic writer in several symbolic locations, including the Place de la Bastille. As Hazan recounts: “Things don’t go to plan for him and the film crew when a couple of young Black Vietnam draft dodgers impose themselves on the American. Baldwin wrestles with being a role model to the Black youths, denouncing Western colonialism and crimes against African Americans while at the same time demonstrating his mastery and understanding of the culture he supposedly despises.” Restored from a 2K scan of the 16mm original color negative A&B rolls and the 16mm optical negative. Scanning services by UPP, Prague. Picture and audio restoration, grading, and mastering by Mark Rance, Watchmaker Films, London. The film is presented in 1.37:1.

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Director

Terence Dixon

Language

English

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