Capri: I Am Not Your Negro
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Showings
Capri TheaterThu, Jun 1 7:00 PM Buy Tickets
 
Ticket Prices
General Public:$5.00
Film Info
Program:First Thursday Films @ The Capri
Tags:Documentary
History
Social Justice
Release Year:2016
Runtime:93 min
Country:USA
Language:English
Print Source:Magnolia Pictures
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNUYdgIyaPM
Cast/Crew
Director:Raoul Peck
Producer:Rémi Grellety
Hébert Peck
Raoul Peck
Cinematographer:Henry Adebonojo
Bill Ross IV
Turner Ross
Screenwriter:James Baldwin
Raoul Peck
Composer:Alexei Aigui
Principal Cast:Samuel L. Jackson
Description

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 #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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