Thursday, January 25, 5:30 p.m.
I Am Not Your Negro: Film Screening (93 min.)
Directed by Raoul Peck, this 2016 documentary examines the painful history of racism in 20th-century America through the words of African-American writer James Baldwin and a montage of photographs and video. The film brings to life Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript “Remember this House” through Samuel L. Jackson’s narration. “The film is unsparing as history and enthralling as biography,” says critic Joe Morgenstern in the Wall Street Journal.
Leaders of the Black Student Union will moderate a post-film audience discussion. Presented in partnership with the Office of Diversity, the Black Student Union, University Honors Program, and the Manhattan Nonviolence Initiative.
Images: Top: Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. and James Baldwin in I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures. Bottom: Theatrical one-sheet for I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures