1980

I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE

(Central TV (UK) / PBS - 85mins)

Produced and directed by DF and Pat Hartley, this is a highly personal film essay written by James Baldwin about exactly who and what survived the civil rights movement. It features Baldwin, his brother David, Chinua Achebe, Amiri Baraka, and other friends Baldwin made "on that long, long road' through the sixties. Music by Stuff and a host of Southern voices.

Theatrical release: Film Forum, NYC. Atlanta
and Newark Film Festivals.
- "A MUST movie!" - Amsterdam News.
- " Starkly eloquent" - Village Voice.