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I Am Not Your Negro: Free Community Showing and Discussion
February 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Directed by Raoul Peck and produced by Magnolia Pictures, I Am Not Your Negro, is a powerful and timely documentary based upon the writings of civil rights activist James Baldwin. The film focuses on Baldwin’s written works, letters, interviews, and notes regarding topics such as the history of race relations in America and the lives and deaths of civil rights acitivits Medgar Evers, Malcom X, and Martin Luther King, Jr.
A.O. Scott, a film critic for The New York Times, describes I Am Not Your Negro as “a thrilling introduction to his work, a remedial course in American history, and an advanced seminar in racial
politics — a concise, roughly 90-minute movie with the scope and impact of a 10-hour mini-series or a literary doorstep. It is not an easy or consoling movie, but it is the opposite of bitter or despairing.” I Am Not Your Negro was nominated for the Best Documentary Feature at the 89th Academy Awards and won the Best Documentary Feature for the 52nd Chicago International Film Festival.
I Am Not Your Negro will be shown free of charge at Yes Cinema on Monday, February 12, 2018, at 6:00 PM and will be followed by community dialogue and discussion at 7:30 PM. Panelists for the discussion include Nathan Rousseau, an associate professor of
sociology at IUPUC, and Christopher Hunt, a current PhD candidate at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary on the campus of Northwestern University. All are welcome to attend.
This event is brought to you by the African American Fund of Bartholomew County, Columbus Human Rights Commission, African and African American Affinity Group at Cummins Inc., Bartholomew County NAACP, IUPUC, Black Lives Matter of Columbus, Showing Up for Racial Justice, and African American Pastors Alliance.
This film is a documentary and is rated PG-13, per Motion Picture Association of America. The Columbus Human Rights Commission received a group screening waiver. Parents, please be aware there is strong language, images of violence, and adult life situations.
Common Sense Media, an independent nonprofit organization, rated this film 4/5 stars.
For more information, please contact the Human Rights Commission via phone at (812) 376–2532 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.