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I Am Not Your Negro

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I Am Not Your Negro

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 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of the manuscript.

Now, in this 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.

Tickets: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers)

"Unmissable and unforgettable"
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"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"
A.O. Scott, New York Times
"Powerfully and painfully relevant"
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

This film is part of the Magnolia Pictures @ 20 series.



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