Reflections on James Baldwin Now

Two contrasting films of the inspiring author James Baldwin were screened at the Brecht forum in the West Village, NYC last night with curator Matt Peterson of Red Channels. One, a South Florida TV interview of Baldwin by a TV personality and history professor with a small live audience, was focused on his political views. The second film recorded his passionate address to a larger, West Indian audience in London. Both focused on solidarity of oppressed people and the need for broader freedoms, for a deeper understanding of our damaged selves and our damaged society. He spoke of revolution on a global scale, he spoke with hope. Continue reading “Reflections on James Baldwin Now”