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    I Am Not Your Negro

    Directed by Raoul Peck
    U.S./France/Belgium/Switzerland | 93 minutes | True Stories

In 1979, James Baldwin set out to write a biography of his friends, the slain civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. He didn’t finish it. But decades later, filmmaker Raoul Peck, brilliantly deploying Baldwin’s prophetic words, completes the journey. Winner: Audience Award Best Documentary, Toronto, Chicago, Hamptons, Philadelphia.

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film synopsis

In 1979, James Baldwin set out to write Remember This House, a personal account of his friends, the slain civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. He never made it past page 30. Decades later, filmmaker Raoul Peck completes the journey. Relying on Baldwin's words, and eschewing talking heads, Peck has created a searing portrait of these men, including Baldwin, and of an America unwilling to confront the issues of race and racism that Baldwin pursued with uncompromising vigilance.

Peck, the Haitian/French director of films including Lumumba; Somewhere in April; and Fatal Assistance, masterfully pieces together a mosaic of archival footage, talk shows, scenes from movies and original material, including clips from current civil rights protests. A penetrating, haunting Samuel L. Jackson delivers Baldwin's words in a powerful voiceover. But it is Baldwin himself whom we hear most clearly, speaking eloquently and truthfully, and with a tragic, timely relevance that perhaps only he could anticipate.

"One of the best movies about the civil rights era ever made." Jordan Hoffman, The Guardian

Winner: Audience Award Best Documentary, Chicago, Hamptons, Philadelphia and Toronto

film details

Country: U.S./France/Belgium/Switzerland
Year: 2016
Running Time: 93 minutes
Language: English
Awards: People's Choice Documentary Award, TIFF; Audience Award for Best Documentary, Hamptons
Director: Raoul Peck
Producers: Rémi Grellety, Raoul Peck, Hébert Peck
Principal Cast: Narrator: Samuel L. Jackson
Cinematographers: Henry Adebonojo, Bill Ross, Turner Ross
Editor: Alexandra Strauss
Music: Alexei Aigui
Screenwriter: James Baldwin, Raoul Peck
US Distributor: Magnolia
International Sales Company: Wide House

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