I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro

 

January 26, 2017, 7:00 PM

Where

Main Street Landing Film House
60 Lake Street, 3rd floor
Burlington

Category

VTIFF

Film Type

Documentary

Cost

$8 / $5 student / FREE for VTIFF Members

Contact

802-660-2600
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VTIFF Presents: I Am Not Your Negro
Sponsored by Main Street Landing and the Peace & Justice Center

Directed by Raoul Peck
USA/France | Documentary | 2016 | 95 min

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 this 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 a wealth of riveting 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.

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