I Am Not Your Negro (12A)

I Am Not Your Negro

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Tuesday 16 May 201714:00 Book Now
Tuesday 16 May 201719:30 Book Now

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 account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends who died before they reached 40 – Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. Baldwin died in 1987 leaving behind just 30 completed pages of his manuscript. This new documentary, narrated by Samuel L Jackson and directed by master filmmaker and thinker; Haitian born 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. This documentary is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. 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. This vital and sharp doc demands a big screen viewing. (research Anna Shepherd) This is one not to miss - whatever you are, or not.