I Am Not Your Negro

Still from I Am Not Your Negro

Friday, 03 November 2017: I Am Not Your Negro

Friday, 03 November 2017, 20:00

Venue: (see Locations and Tickets for further details)

Programme category: Forest Row Film Society

Director: Raoul Peck, USA 2017, 93 mins, 12A

“A kaleidoscopic and transporting ninety minutes living inside James Baldwin’s mind.”  Variety

A radical, powerful and thought-provoking analysis of race relations in America, based on an unfinished manuscript by James Baldwin which describes the lives and assassinations of his friends Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. Baldwin’s words are voiced by Samuel L Jackson and the film uses archive footage that perfectly represent the civil rights era.

“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.”  New York Times

Further reading

  1. Guardian
  2. Time Out
  3. The Independent
  4. Chicago Tribune
  5. Raoul Peck Interview
  6. Roger Ebert
  7. Slant
  8. Guardian (Peter Bradshaw)
  9. Eye for Film
  10. New York Review of Books (long)