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IndieLens PopUp Film Screening: “I Am Not Your Negro”

From site: Arcus Center

Date: Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm

Duration: 3 hours

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Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership

205 Monroe Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Contact: Jax Gardner, 269-337-7332

About the Film

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, to be called Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends — Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. But at the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of his manuscript. Now, in his Oscar-nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished.

The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words, spoken by Samuel L. Jackson, and a flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

Dinner is served. RSVP for a dinner ticket to

There will be a raffle for ten copies of the Companion Book, _I Am Not Your Negro_, by James Baldwin and Raoul Peck.

Presented as a partnership with the Black Arts and Cultural Center, SHARE, Douglass Community Association, Lewis Walker Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations.