I Am Not Your Negro
Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!
Director: Raoul Peck Run Time: 95 min. Format: Online Virtual Ticket Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2017
Starring: Dick Cavett, James Baldwin, Samuel L. Jackson
A queer Black man exiled to France at an early age, James Baldwin became the greatest American essayist of the 20th century. Haitian director Raoul Peck creates a powerful portrait of Baldwin through the writer’s final manuscript, Remember This House, which remained unfinished at the time of his death in 1987. More film essay and meditative channeling than biopic, Oscar nominee I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO relates Baldwin’s reflections on friends and fallen icons of the Civil Rights era—Medgar Evers, Martin Luther King Jr, and Malcolm X.
Peck juxtaposes writing, letters, and documentation of Baldwin’s brilliant oratory with footage of the Civil Rights movement, period popular culture, and current images of racial violence. Samuel L. Jackson provides mesmerizing narration, his lyrical cadence making Baldwin feel uncannily present. The film does this too, reintroducing one of the greatest voices of our era at a time when his activism remains painfully relevant.
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