Reel Queer Watches… I Am Not Your Negro
December 18 @ 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.