Wednesday 21st June 6pm
I Am Not Your Negro
Director Raoul Peck
TICKETS are FREE, but booking required
This screening will take place in the Studio Theatre
5.30pm: Wine reception
6.00pm: Film screening + Q & A
8.30pm: Light refreshments & drinks
With images and archive footage prompted by James Baldwin’s writing, I Am Not Your Negro has been dubbed a ‘cinematic séance’, and hailed as one of the best films about the American Civil Rights era.
At his death in 1987, James Baldwin left behind only 30 completed pages of the manuscript for his next book, a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of his close friends Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. Filmmaker Raoul Peck imagines the book he never finished.
Raoul Peck’s Oscar-nominated documentary opens with a counter-intuitive screenwriting credit to James Baldwin. The narration by Samuel L. Jackson of Baldwins’ text and letters ripples through the film, and the mass of archival clips are underscored by his words.
I Am Not Your Negro will be introduced by film writer, historian and archivist, June Givanni. June is a Guyanese born, London-based film curator who specialises in the independent cinema of African Americans. June is a jury member of the Africa Movie Academy Awards.
Film duration: 1 hour 35 mins
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