I Am Not Your Negro

Sunday, April 23, 2017
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Clement Chemistry Building Cinestudio
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(US/France/Belgium/Switzerland, 2016) Director: Raoul Peck. With: Samuel L. Jackson reading from the works of James Baldwin, including his unfinished manuscript on Medgar Evers, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X.

Haitian director Raul Peck (Lumumba)’s passionate film on author, black activist and gay icon James Baldwin is a revelation – and, according to the New York Times’ Manohla Dargis “one of the best movies you are likely to see this year.” Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, I Am Not Your Negro is a powerful collage of words and images: Samuel L. Jackson reading from Baldwin’s books and essays, rare footage of the author, clips of movies and TV shows, and recent demonstrations for justice. Eloquent, brilliant and haunted, Baldwin is a beacon for all Americans, and the many ways we are damaged by racism. 95 min.
“The world is before you, and you need not take it or leave it as it was when you came in.” – James Baldwin, from Nobody Knows My Name.



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