Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Wednesday Night Movie: I Am Not Your Negro, September 27, 7:00 PM

I Am Not Your Negro, Raoul Peck (2016, 93 minutes), Wednesday, September 27, 7:00 PM, Church of the Messiah (614 N. Bush Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701), Upper Room.

The highly-acclaimed documentary is based on James Baldwin's unfinished book Remember this House. It tells the story of racism in America in Baldwin's words with reflections on the lives of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr. It was nominated for Best Documentary in the 2016 Academy Awards and won the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.

"It both is and is not a documentary about Baldwin, the brilliant, exasperating and endlessly erudite black writer who belongs on any short list of the most important American intellectuals of the 20th century. It's a lot of other things, too, including a visual-poetic essay tracing the startling threads of analogy between America in the mid-1960s and America today [...]" (Andrew O'Hehir, Salon).

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