On this week’s episode of our podcast, you’ll hear a Q&A with Raoul Peck, director of the new documentary I Am Not Your Negro, plus an excerpt from Film Comment’s latest dispatch from the Sundance Film Festival, featuring a roundtable of critics discussing the best and worst from the festival’s first weekend.
I Am Not Your Negro uses James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript Remember This House (read by Samuel L. Jackson) as a starting point to tell the story of race in America. The film is nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, and begins its official theatrical run here at the Film Society on February 3. The Q&A on this episode was recorded during the 54th New York Film Festival, where the film screened in the Spotlight on Documentary section.
In addition to The Close-Up, we produce another podcast here at the film society. The Film Comment Podcast features weekly discussions with critics, programmers, and filmmakers about the issues, trends, and topics relevant to the serious film lover. At the Sundance Film Festival this past weekend, Film Comment editor Nicolas Rapold led a discussion about the best films people are seeing. To hear the entire discussion, subscribe to the Film Comment Podcast on iTunes or head over to filmcomment.com.