BaGod Made My Face: A Collective Portrait of James Baldwin

BaGod Made My Face: A Collective Portrait of James Baldwin

"For much of his life and career, the Harlem-born essayist, novelist, and playwright James Baldwin (1924–1987) had a powerful interest in and relationship to the visual arts. Writing in 1955, the author confessed to a ‘morbid desire to own a sixteen-millimeter camera and make experimental films.’ While that longing was never realized, the desire never dissipated; indeed, Baldwin channeled his celluloid dreams into other medium, including movie scripts (for instance, he occasionally adapted his own work for the screen, such as his 1968 novel Tell Me How Long the Train’s Been Gone—a project he hoped to direct), profiling or reviewing filmmakers he admired, and, over the years, by becoming a kind of visual object himself." —Hilton Als

BaGod Made My Face: A Collective Portrait of James Baldwin

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