I Am Not Your Negro



Capri Theater Thu, Jun 1, 2017 7:00 PM
Home Viewing Sun, Jun 7, 2020 1:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:FREE
Film Info
Program:New Releases
Virtual Cinema
Social Justice
Release Year:2016
Runtime:93 min
Print Source:Magnolia Pictures
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


Special 24-hour FREE virtual screening starting June 7 at 1:00pm!

Zoom discussion with MSP Film Society Programmer Craig Laurence Rice and distinguished scholar and activist Dr. John Wright on Monday, June 8 at 7:00pm

Please register in advance to watch I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO by clicking the button below and completing the form. You will receive an email with a link and password to watch the film on Sunday, June 7 at 1pm. You will receive an email from @o-cinema.org

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Starting June 7th, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, O Cinema, and FilmNorth will work with Magnolia Pictures to make documentaries I Am Not Your Negro (June 7th), Whose Streets? (June 14th) and Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (June 21st) available for free across eight of the Knight Foundation’s communities. These three films speak powerfully to systemic inequality and serve as blueprints for effecting change. Community partners in each city, which include Akron, Charlotte, Detroit, Macon, Miami, Philadelphia, San Jose, and St. Paul will host virtual discussions about ways to support social justice and anti-racism in their communities. The films are being made possible thanks to the support of Knight Foundation, which has generously agreed to cover the rental fees for viewers.

Each film will be made available to view each Sunday, for free, during a 24-hour window.

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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