I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

, | 2017 | 93 minutes | |
Directed by Raoul Peck

Wednesday March 29, 2017, 7:30pm


$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Raoul Peck

Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson

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, 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.notyournegro1

 

 

Thursday, March 16 showing, Skyped special guest Karl McLaurin.  As a sophomore marketing major on the University of Massachusetts, Amherst campus in 1985, I had no idea that my life would so profoundly change as a result of my serendipitous selection of a course lectured by Mr. James Baldwin.

Now over 30 years later as a fully grown adult man, I’m still affected by his words, deeds, friendship and advice this renaissance man still evokes in me; even in death. Unlike no other human being on this planet, I will be forever in his debt.

 

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"You would be hard-pressed to find a movie that speaks to the present moment with greater clarity and force, insisting on uncomfortable truths and drawing stark lessons from the shadows of history." -AO Scott, New York Times

"This Oscar-nominated portrait of James Baldwin uses the author's words to bridge the civil-rights past with our racially incendiary present. It's unmissable and unforgettable." -Peter Travers, Rolling Stonenotyournegro2

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