‘I am not your Negro’

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James Baldwin


I Am  Not Your Negro , an Academy Award-nominated film by Raoul Peck, is an up-to-the-minute examination of race in America. It will be in some theaters on February 3. Here is the trailer.
In his New York Times review, A.O. Scott writes “Whatever you think about the past and future of what used to be called “race relations” — white supremacy and the resistance to it, in plainer English — this movie will make you think again, and may even change your mind. Though its principal figure, the novelist, playwright and essayist James Baldwin, is a man who has been dead for nearly 30 years, you would be hard-pressed to find a movie that speaks to the present moment with greater clarity and force, insisting on uncomfortable truths and drawing stark lessons from the shadows of history.”
The Garden Theatre notes that major cities get it first, but that it will come here “by the end of the month.” What a great resource!
 

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