With unprecedented access to James Baldwin’s original work, award-winning filmmaker Raoul Peck (Tropical) has completed the cinematic version of the book Baldwin never wrote – a radical narration about race in America that tracks the lives and assassinations of Baldwin’s friends, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Medgar Evers. Whilst it is partly anchored in the struggle for equality in the 50s and 60s, I Am Not Your Negro is about what it means to be black in America today and examines American racial imagery and iconography.
I Am Not Your Negro screens on release from Fri 7 Apr.
We review I Am Not Your Negro in our April film podcast. Take a listen below, just skip to the 18.10 mark…
The 18:10 screening on Mon 10 Apr will include an introduction and post-screening discussion led by Dr Douglas Field, Senior Lecturer in 20th Century American Literature at the University of Manchester and author of All Those Strangers: The Art and Lives of James Baldwin.