Reel Queer Watches… I Am Not Your Negro

Join us on Tuesday 12/18 to watch the Oscar-nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro, narrated by Samuel L. Jackson & based on the book James Baldwin left unfinished upon his death.

“I Am Not Your Negro envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, a radical narration about race in America, using the writer’s original words, as read by actor Samuel L. Jackson. Alongside a flood of rich archival material, the film draws upon Baldwin’s notes on the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. to explore and bring a fresh and radical perspective to the current racial narrative in America.

Raoul Peck’s Oscar-nominated documentary 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.”

This film is rated PG-13 and has a runtime of 1h 33min.

**Please note that our elevator will be down for maintenance on this date!**
You can enter the Community Room via the stairs on the side of the building facing the parking lot.  If you’re unable to use stairs, please let someone at the Reference Desk know & they will help you access the room.  We apologize for the inconvenience!

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