I Am Not Your Negro
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I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro

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Grand Lake Theatre

3200 Grand Avenue

Oakland, CA 94610

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MATATU presents the Bay Area's advance screening of I Am Not Your Negro; written by James Baldwin & directed by Raoul Peck. We are printing 200 commemorative posters for the screening, complimentary with purchase.

co-presenters • California Newsreel • KQED • Impact Hub Oakland

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.

At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of this manuscript.

Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro 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.
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