I Am Not Your Negro

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Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature! Special post film Talkback following the Thursday, February 23 7:00pm screening – details below! 

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.

“One of the best movies you are likely to see this year.”- Manohla Dargis, New York Times

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. (Dir. by Raoul Peck, 2016, USA, 95 mins., Rated PG-13)

Thursday, February 23, 7:00pm post film Talkback screening details:
I Am Not Your Negro Talkback, hosted by Dr. Kevin L. Henry, Assistant Professor of Education Policy Studies and Practice at the University of Arizona, in partnership with the University of Arizona’s African American Student Affairs (AASA). AASA is a cultural center that provides African American students culturally enriching academic support through facilitation of exploration of the UA Campus experiences. Through AASA’s community collaboration and programs, students are connected to learning opportunities on leadership, social justice and community.