Thursday, October 8, 2009

Karen Thorsen

picture of James Baldwin from documentary film
picture of James Baldwin from his yearbook

James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket (1989) by Karen Thorsen relies on a wealth of archival footage of Baldwin and the places he lived, from Harlem to France to Turkey. Lovely interviews with writers and friends, including Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka, and William Styron, add many insights without bogging down the biography's narrative drive.
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Documentary Starts Here by Nancy Kalow is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.