Who: Raoul Peck, Kevin Young, Paul Holdengräber
What: Conversation and pop-up exhibition
Where: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd.
When: Thursday, June 8, $10, 7:00
Why: In conjunction with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture’s acquisition in April of the personal archives of James Baldwin, including published and unpublished letters, manuscripts, drafts, galleys, screenplays, notes, and photographs, the institution will be hosting award-winning Haitian filmmaker and former minister of culture Raoul Peck in a special conversation on June 10. Peck has written and directed such sociopolitical features and documentaries as Lumumba, Moloch Tropical, and Fatal Assistance; his latest is the Oscar-nominated I Am Not Your Negro, about the Harlem-born Baldwin. Peck will be joined by Schomburg Center director Kevin Young and LIVE from the NYPL director Paul Holdengräber; the main focus is Peck’s career, but there should be plenty about Baldwin as well. In addition, the pop-up exhibition “Evidence of Things Seen” will display select items from the Baldwin acquisition.