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Reel Queer Watches… I Am Not Your Negro

December 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This month Reel Queer watches the Oscar-nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro, narrated by Samuel L. Jackson & based on the book James Baldwin left unfinished upon his death.

“I Am Not Your Negro envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, a radical narration about race in America, using the writer’s original words, as read by actor Samuel L. Jackson. Alongside a flood of rich archival material, the film draws upon Baldwin’s notes on the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. to explore and bring a fresh and radical perspective to the current racial narrative in America.

Raoul Peck’s Oscar-nominated documentary 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.”

This film is rated PG-13 and has a runtime of 1h 33min.



December 18, 2018
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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