Screening with intro in collaboration with Heartland My Brother’s Keeper, Friday, March 3 (details below).
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. — Magnolia Pictures
Join us on Friday, March 3 at 7 pm for a special introduction to I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO with Ashlei Spivey, founder of Ay Spivey inclusive facilitation, and member of Heartland My Brother’s Keeper; and Shelley Henderson, Principal Consultant of READY Nationwide and facilitator for Heartland My Brother’s Keeper. Before the screening, join Ashlei and Shelley at Goodnight’s Pizza at 5:30 pm for a community pre-event “Change-Makers Facing Racism: A Facilitated Networking Experience”.