BFI: I Am Not Your Negro

BFI Release runs: 16th – 20th April: Director: Raoul Peck  Country: USA-FranceYear: 2016  Year: 2016

Plot: This penetrating and acclaimed documentary uses James Baldwin’s words to consider the Civil Rights Movement. In 1979 James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his new (and what would be his last) book Remember This House, which recounted the lives and successive assassinations of his friends Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. Baldwin was not able to complete the book before his death and the unfinished manuscript was entrusted to director Raoul Peck. This penetrating and acclaimed documentary uses Baldwin’s enduring words to consider the triumphs and tragedies of the Civil Rights Movement in light of race politics in the US today. Tickets: £15, concs £12 (Members pay £2 less). BFI website:

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