Jean King and Richard Baron first met in 1968, when the two joined forces to protest conditions and rent hikes in St. Louis public housing.
Together, they earned a reputation as “imaginative leaders” and community advocates, attracting the attention of author/filmmaker Daniel Blake Smith.
Smith’s documentary “Envisioning Home: The Jean King and Richard Baron Story” is part of the St. Louis International Film Festival November 14th.
King, Baron and Smith join host Don Marsh to discuss the film, as well as the history of public housing in the St. Louis region.
“Public housing is an important story - it gets at issues of race and poverty that really matter... [But] It’s not just high importance thematic stuff - it’s also characters... as a filmmaker, myself and the director Jason Epperson... we were blessed with two characters whose story and relationship we could follow through time,” Smith said.
Cinema St. Louis's 2012 St. Louis International Film Festival Presents "Envisioning Home: The Jean King and Richard Baron Story"
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Hi Pointe Theatre, 1005 McCausland at Clayton Rd.
Cinema St. Louis Website
With assistance from production intern Ariana Tobin