I Am Not Your Negro
Friday, February 3, 2017
One of the best films you are likely to see this year.
Stunning ... a striking work of storytelling.
A mesmerizing cinematic experience.
Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck has taken the 30 completed pages of James Baldwin’s final, unfinished manuscript, Remember This House, in which the author went about the painful task of remembering his three fallen friends Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, and crafted an elegantly precise and bracing film essay. Peck’s film, about the unholy agglomeration of myths, institutionalized practices both legal and illegal, and displaced white terror that have long perpetuated the tragic state of race in America, is anchored by the presence of Baldwin himself in images and words, read beautifully by Samuel L. Jackson in hushed, burning tones. A Magnolia Pictures release.
Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Feature
Directors Guild of America Award Nominee for Outstanding Directing – Documentaries
Independent Spirit Award Nominee for Best Documentary Feature