I Am Not Your Negro

2016 | USA, France, Belgium, Switzerland | PG-13 | 93 min.

Showings

Central High School Auditorium Thu, Jul 27, 2017 9:00 PM
State Theatre Sat, Jul 29, 2017 6:00 PM
Bijou by the Bay Sun, Jul 30, 2017 6:00 PM
Film Info
Section:US Documentary
Release Year:2016
Runtime:93 min.
Rating:PG-13
Production Country:USA
France
Belgium
Switzerland
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Raoul Peck
Produced by:Rémi Grellety
Hébert Peck
Raoul Peck
Screenwriter:James Baldwin
Cinematography:Henry Adebonojo
Bill Ross
Turner Ross
Editing By:Alexandra Strauss

Description

This incendiary 2017 Oscar nominated documentary is unlike any other film you’ll see this year, and it deserves to be watched by every person in America. Based on the writings and speeches of acclaimed black author and activist James Baldwin, “I Am Not Your Negro” explores the dark history of racism in the United States, an undercurrent that tragically remains alive and well in our culture today. Samuel L. Jackson narrates Baldwin’s brilliant, incisive, and ultimately prophetic words on race against a backdrop of stunning visual images juxtaposing the Civil Rights Era and current movements like Black Lives Matter. Vital, astonishing, and a tour de force work of filmmaking, this stirring visual essay serves as a bracing reminder of our country’s roots, as well as the disturbing fruit those roots continue to bear today.

PRE-SHOW MUSIC BY
Rob Coonrod (Thu)
Bella (Sat)

SPONSORED BY
Dan & Debbie Edson (Thu)
Drs. Lou A. & Roy J. Simon (Sat)

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