Film Screening Plus Q&A with June Givanni
21st June 2017
6pm at Edge Hill University
Watch the introduction by June Givanni here: YouTube
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 pioneering international film curator who has considerable experience in film and broadcasting for over 30 years and she is regarded as a resource for African and African diaspora cinema. The development of the Pan African Cinema Archive is based on her collections from years of working in the field of cinema. June is a jury member of the Africa Movie Academy Awards.
Date: Wednesday 21st June 2017
5.30pm Wine Reception
6.00pm Film Screening plus Q&A
8.15pm Light Refreshments and drinks
Registration: this event is FREE but please Click here to register
Hosted by Edge Hill University’s Institute for Creative Enterprise (ICE) this date is part of a wider programme of events taking place at the University throughout the month of June 2017 as part of the Festival of Ideas. The Festival explores themes of Identity and Belonging in a stimulating programme of debates, talks, films, exhibitions, round-tables and performances. ehu.ac.uk/FOI
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