I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO
February 24 - March 2
Friday, February 24 – 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:30pm
Saturday, February 25 – 11:30am, 2pm, 4:30pm, 6:30pm, 9pm
Sunday, February 26 – 11:30am, 2pm, 4:30pm, 6:30pm, 9pm
Monday, February 27 – 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:30pm
Tuesday, February 28 – 5:30, 7:30pm, 9:30pm
Wednesday, March 1 – 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:30pm
Thursday, March 2 – 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:30pm
Nominated for this year’s Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film!
In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript.
Now, in his incendiary new documentary I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.
“As Peck cuts from archival scenes of police brutality in the South in the ’60s to recent footage from Ferguson, Mo., it’s impossible not to think: The more things change, the more they stay the same. It’s enough to make you weep. Grade: A” – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly
“I Am Not Your Negro travels a straight, well-researched path from the darkest tragedies of American history to the ones that plague the country today.” – Odie Henderson, Village Voice
“With intellectualism once again under assault in America, it’s worth remembering that we once produced giants like James Baldwin, and had the good sense to honor and embrace them.” – Roger Moore, Movie Nation