I Am Not Your Negro
SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Oscar® nominee for Best Documentary.
Panelists are scheduled to be in attendance for a discussion following the 7pm screening on Feb 3. Director Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished - "Remember This House," a radical narration about race in America, through the lives and assassinations of three of his friends: Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers and Malcolm X. using only the writer's original words.
Winner of several awards including the Chicago International Film Festival Award for Best Documentary and the Black Film Critics Circle Award this radical and up-to-the-minute examination of race in America utilizes Baldwin's original words supported by a 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.
"A film essay that's powerfully and painfully relevant today even though its subject died almost 30 years ago" - Kenneth Turan, LA Times
- Director: Raoul Peck
- Principal Cast: James Baldwin, Samuel L. Jackson
- Country: USA
- Year: 2016
- Running Time: 95 Minutes
- Screenplay: James Baldwin, Raoul Peck
- Website: Official Film Website
- Language: English