James Baldwin
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Historiografie: James Baldwin

James Baldwin: From Another Place

Sedat Pakay
Türkei 1973
12 min
OF
V'23

Nachdem mit Medgar Evers, Malcolm X und Martin Luther King drei seiner persönlichen Freunde ermordet worden waren, ging Baldwin nach Europa und auf Distanz zu den USA, die er als das zentrale Unrechtssystem seiner Epoche begriff. „Baldwin Abroad“ umfasst drei vor Kurzem restaurierte Filme, die Aufenthalte des Autors, Aktivisten und einflussreichen Intellektuellen in Istanbul, Paris und London dokumentieren. Tiefgründig und facettenreich spricht Baldwin darin über seine Identität als Amerikaner, über das Wesen von Liebe und Sexualität, über Kreativität, Freiheit, Black Power und das Überleben. Er bleibt dabei konsequent kompromisslos und vorbildlich unbequem. (Alexandra Seitz)

Dieser Film läuft im Rahmen des Screenings JAMES BALDWIN ABROAD.
In Anwesenheit von Kathy Pakay.

In JAMES BALDWIN: FROM ANOTHER PLACE, Turkish artist Sedat Pakay designs an intimate, luminous sketch of James Baldwin during a stay in Istanbul. From leisurely moving about his room to the activity of the city and its curious denizens, the author/activist comfortably expounds on his sense of privacy, sexuality and expat tendencies. New facets of this encounter are revealed in the recently compiled and restored OUTTAKES FROM SEDAT PAKAY’S “JAMES BALDWIN: FROM ANOTHER PLACE”. A slightly diferent Baldwin appears in MEETING THE MAN: JAMES BALDWIN IN PARIS, this one sharply defying the filmmaker’s preconceived notions and clueless arrogance. Baldwin is a fierce and capable opponent—and teacher—who emerges graceful, patient and brilliant under fire. And finally, another variation takes centre stage in BALDWIN’S N*****, which documents a talk by Baldwin at the West Indian Student Centre in London. Accompanied by comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory, Baldwin focuses his impassioned, candid speech on Black identity and the Black experience, before taking no-nonsense questions from a largely Black audience. Moments of levity are interspersed with lively, thoughtful exchange and piercing observations. (Brittany Gravely)

This film will be shown as part of the screening JAMES BALDWIN ABROAD.
In the presence of Kathy Pakay.

Credits
  • Cengiz Tacer
  • Linda Sharrock
  • Sonny Sharrock
  • Preserved by the Yale Film Archive with support from the National Film Preservation Foundation

Cinema Conservancy & Hudson Film Works II

DCP
Schwarzweiß
Mi. 25 Okt
16:00
Filmmuseum
OF
iCal
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