I Am Not Your Negro (Providence Premiere co-presented by SPIA MEDIA, INC.)
The PROVIDENCE PREMIERE is being co-presented by the following individuals and organizations: The Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice at Brown University, Fox Point Cape Verdean Heritage Park Project, Swearer Center for Public Service. The Office of the Provost, Emerson College, Everett Dance Company, SPIA Media Productions, DARE, Black Studies Program, NAACP Providence Branch Youth Council, Charles "Chachi" Carvalho, Erik Andrade, SOUL RENAISSANCE, MET High School.
In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, 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.
At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript.
Now, in his incendiary new documentary, 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 and 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.
CAST: Samuel L. Jackson
DIRECTOR: Raoul Peck
RUN TIME: 95 min