I Heard it Through the Grapevine
DIRECTOR: PAT HARTLEY & DICK FONTAINE
CAST: JAMES BALDWIN, DAVID BALDWIN, AMIRI BARAKA, CHINUA ACHEBE, STERLING A. BROWN, REV. FRED SHUTTLESWORTH
Pat Hartley joins us for an Intro and Q&A on Sat 2/9 at 6:30pm.
James Baldwin retraces his time in the South during the Civil Rights Movement, reflecting with his trademark brilliance and insight on the passage of more than two decades. From Selma and Birmingham and Atlanta; to the battleground beaches of St. Augustine, Florida, with Chinua Achebe; and back north for a visit to Newark with Amiri Baraka, Baldwin lays bare the fiction of progress in post–Civil Rights America, wondering “what happened to the children” and those “who did not die, but whose lives were smashed on Freedom Road.”