Film: I Am Not Your Negro (2016)
  • Jill Craigie Cinema, Plymouth University

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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 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. This critically acclaimed film 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.

Director: Raoul Peck
Cast: Samuel L Jackson
Running time: 94 minutes
Cert: 12A

Date: Monday 16 October
Time:19:00
Location: Jill Craigie Cinema, Plymouth University

£6/£4.20/Friends free
Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPiA.

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