24 hour access starting 1 p.m. EDT, Sunday, June 7
I Am Not Your Negro (2016) dir. Raoul Peck
Courtesy of Knight Foundation, Magnolia Pictures and O Cinema, register for free to watch the documentaries I Am Not Your Negro (June 7), Whose Streets? (June 14) and Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (June 21). Register at the link above to receive a secure link and password to view the film.
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. In his incendiary 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.
AANM is pleased to present these screenings to our community alongside metro Detroit film partners including Cinema Detroit, Detroit Black Film Festival, Freep Film Festival, Senate Theatre and The Film Lab.
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