I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO
WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017
CHILMARK COMMUNITY CENTER
Join us at 6:30 p.m. for dinner, by Driftwood Kitchen, and live music!
Dir. Raoul Peck | Documentary | U.S.A. | 2016 | 95 min. | Rated PG-13
Discussion to follow with Dr. Jessica B. Harris, award-winning author and journalist whose recently published memoir, My Soul Looks Back, chronicles her coming of age alongside James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison.
James Baldwin’s final manuscript was to be a revolutionary and personal look at race in America, but he died with only 30 pages written. Master filmmaker Raoul Peck (Lumumba, Sometimes in April) envisions the book Baldwin never finished, in this incisive and gripping look at black history from the Civil Rights movement to #BlackLivesMatter. This scorching and unforgettable Oscar-nominated film challenges the very definition of what America stands for.
“You would be hard-pressed to find a movie that speaks
to the present moment with greater clarity and force...”
– A.O. Scott, The New York Times
Co-presented by the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research