French Transnational Film Festival screening: I Am Not Your Negro (Raoul Peck, 2017)

The French Transnational Film Festival continues with acclaimed recent documentary I Am Not Your Negro:

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.

Funded with a Tournées Film Festival Grant provided by the FACE Foundation

Additional funding provided by the Elizabeth B. and David Allan Robertson Lectureship Fund and the Frederick O. Musser Fund

Sponsored by the Center for Art and Media and the Center for the Study of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures






Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Merrick Lecture Hall
1021 Dulaney Valley Rd, Towson, MD 21204, USA

Event Type

Film/Media, Public


Academic, Communication and Media Studies, French




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