James Baldwin’s I Am Not Your Negro: Documentary Film & Companion Book for Black History Month 2017 by Photojournalist Lisa Pacino
On February 3, 2017 James Baldwin’s I Am Not Your Negro documentary film directed by Raoul Peck and narrated by actor Samuel L. Jackson will be released in Theatres nationwide. It has just been nominated for an Oscar. The 89th Annual Academy Awards will take place on February 26, 2017. On February 7, 2017, a Companion Edition Book to the film will be released.
James Arthur Baldwin (August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987) was an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic born in Harlem, New York.
Each line of narration in Raoul Peck’s remarkable film I Am Not Your Negro is taken directly from James Baldwin’s writings, letters, and interviews, or video clips featuring him. The film’s starting point is the most famous book Baldwin never wrote: in his final years, he had begun work on a book about Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His deeply personal notes for Remember This House have never been published before. Peck’s film uses them to jump through time, juxtaposing Baldwin’s private words with his public statements, and assembling still images and historical clips that bring to life the fraught history of American racism. It was released September 10, 2016 premiering at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the People’s Choice Award in the documentary category. Theatrical distribution by Magnolia Pictures. Please visit our 3 previous articles on James Baldwin’s I Am Not Your Negro.
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