Crawford Theater

  • Event Time 4:30 pm-9:30 pm
  • Event Start Date 02/26/2017
  • Event Location Crawford Theater

FILM – I Am Not Your Negro

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 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 Black Lives Matter. 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.

One of the most critically-acclaimed documentaries of the year, and currently nominated for the Best Documentary Oscar, I Am Not Your Negro world-premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival and has gone on to win several major awards at film festivals around the world.

Tickets are available at Cactus Records, Movie Lovers, at the door and online at Tickets are $10, $8 for students.