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James Baldwin’s Centennial


Sunday, May 19, 2024 | 4:00pm

Little Theatre 1 (240 East Ave.)
Doors open at 3:30pm

Matinee ticket prices
Tickets available online in advance, or at the door.

New 4K Restoration | 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.

“There are films that, by the force of style, get their ideas onto the screen as if the images came from as deep within the filmmakers themselves as do their voices. The documentary “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” from 1982, by the husband-and-wife filmmakers Dick Fontaine (who died last October) and Pat Hartley, is different. It brings out profound ideas by way of a thoughtful form and a distinctive method—above all, by the filmmakers’ devoted attention to the person who is at its center throughout, James Baldwin.” —Richard Brody, The New Yorker

Not Rated | 1 hour 31 mins | Documentary, Drama | 1982
USA | English

Directed by Dick Fontaine and Pat Hartley

About the series

So Fetch!
James Baldwin’s Centennial

On August 2nd, 2024 James Baldwin would have turned one hundred. From February through July, The Little is presenting 3 films showcasing and celebrating Baldwin, and how his writings have chronicled — and continue to inspire — movements for equality. Browse all films in this series