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I Am Not Your Negro
Samuel L. Jackson




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Using the unfinished final manuscript of African-American writer and intellectual James Baldwin, this documentary from director Raoul Peck delves into the legacy of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and Medgar Evers, and explores their impact on what it means to be black in America.

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Overview

Using the unfinished final manuscript of African-American writer and intellectual James Baldwin, this documentary from director Raoul Peck delves into the legacy of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and Medgar Evers, and explores their impact on what it means to be black in America.

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Raoul Peck - Director
Samuel L. Jackson

 

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DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 93
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 876964011891
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA) (disturbing violent images, thematic material, language and brief nudity)
  • Release Date: May 2017

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Movies > World History/Culture

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Reviews:
"By weaving in old speeches, pieces from other books, and even some visual juxtapositions that maybe only he fully understands, the director makes a persuasive, intuitive case for Baldwin as a poet and a prophet." -- Grade: A- - 12/06/2016 A.V. Club


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Raoul Peck's I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO is a political statement and a deep look into the mind of James Baldwin, one of the 20th century's greatest writers and social critics..." - 12/09/2016 RogerEbert.com


"[W]hat makes I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO a mesmerizing cinematic experience, smart, thoughtful and disturbing, goes well beyond words....A film essay that's powerfully and painfully relevant today even though its subject died almost 30 years ago." - 12/08/2016 Los Angeles Times


"[A] thrilling introduction to his work, a remedial course in American history, and an advanced seminar in racial politics -- a concise, roughly 90-minute movie with the scope and impact of a 10-hour mini-series or a literary doorstop." - 02/02/2017 New York Times


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "It's unmissable and unforgettable....Baldwin remains a resonant force three decades after his death." - 02/01/2017 Rolling Stone


"Peck, 63, takes Baldwin’s prose, which is eloquent, passionate, and grief-stricken, and illustrates it with a poetic montage of historical images and clips of Baldwin himself speaking on talk shows and during public appearances." - 02/01/2017 Boston Globe


"[A] stinging rebuke, searing provocation and soothing balm all in one....The cinematic miracle in question is I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, an elegant, emotionally devastating film by Raoul Peck about James Baldwin." - 02/02/2017 Washington Post

 

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