Hyde Park Picture House

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I Am Not Your Negro

Time
On 20th May - 2.10 PM
Other showings
From 5th May - 29th May
Starring:
Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin, Dick Cavett
Director
Dir. Raoul Peck
Duration
93mins
Country
France/United States
Year
2017
Synopsis:

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 Baldwin never finished.

The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and rich archival material, to produce a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

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I Am Not Your Negro
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