"Makes the political personal at every turn." - Ross McIndoe, Slant Magazine

Opens March 22 | Freshly restored by the Harvard Film Archive, I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE acts as a powerful time machine, following James Baldwin on an epic road trip through the haunted and historical locations in the United States where critical moments of the civil rights movement took place. From Selma and Birmingham, Alabama to Atlanta, Georgia and St. Augustine, Florida, Baldwin meets with activists and artists, including Amiri Baraka and Oretha Castle Haley, to consider the past and the pain within each place. Interwoven with archival footage, with the singularly brilliant Baldwin as our guide, I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE lays bare the truth about what has changed and what has stayed the same. As Baldwin observes, “Everything has changed on the surface, and nothing else has been touched.” Film Center exclusive. 

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email filmcenter@saic.edu