Film Screening: The Price of the Ticket
Feb 28 2024 | 10am - 4pm

333 E River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

A Black male looks solemnly off camera while dispensing water from a silver carafe (black and white image).

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Drop into the Target Studio for a film screening of James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket. Directed by Karen Thorsen in 1989, this documentary offers a look into the life and mind of James Baldwin, exploring his perspectives on race, sexuality, and the American experience. 

Featuring rare archival footage, insightful interviews with Baldwin's friends, colleagues, and scholars, as well as poignant readings from his works, the documentary elicits a nuanced portrait of Baldwin as a Black, gay man in America and the complex intersections that were central to his work. 

Film runtime is  1 hr 27 minutes and runs continuously on a loop during the screening period. 

Presented in conversation with the exhibition, More Various, More Beautiful, More Terrible, now on view in the Weisman’s Woodhouse Family Gallery. 

Karen Thorsen, James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket, 1989. Image credit: PBS.