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MEETING THE MAN: JAMES BALDWIN IN PARIS

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Directed by Terence Dixon
United Kingdom, France, 1970
Short, Documentary
      English
      English & 6 more

Synopsis

A documentary portrait of James Baldwin, one of the towering figures of 20th-century American literature, Black culture and political thought, filmed in Paris. The iconic writer is captured in many symbolic locations in the city, where he was living at the time, including the Place de la Bastille.

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Tense, combative, discursive: A meeting with James Baldwin doesn’t quite go according to plan for a group of presumptuous white filmmakers in this rarely seen, Paris-set short film. An illuminating snapshot of the great African-American intellectual’s worldview that bristles with friction and ideas.

Synopsis

A documentary portrait of James Baldwin, one of the towering figures of 20th-century American literature, Black culture and political thought, filmed in Paris. The iconic writer is captured in many symbolic locations in the city, where he was living at the time, including the Place de la Bastille.

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Meeting the Man: James Baldwin in ParisDirected byTerence Dixon
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New York Film Festival
2020

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