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LRB Screen: Dick Fontaine presents I Heard It Through the Grapevine

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To mark the 30th anniversary of James Baldwin's death, join us for an extremely rare screening of I Heard It Through the Grapevine (1980), presented by Dick Fontaine, the film's director and a friend of Baldwin's.

In I Heard It Through the Grapevine, 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, 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.’

The evening will be hosted by Gareth Evans, film curator at the Whitechapel Gallery.

Running time 95 mins

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