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I am Not Your Negro (2016)

Directed by Raoul Peck. Using James Baldwin's unfinished final manuscript, Remember This House, this documentary follows the lives and successive assassinations of three of the author's friends, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., delving into the legacy of these iconic figures and narrating historic events using Baldwin's original words and a flood of rich archival material. An up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, this film is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. With the voice of Samuel L. Jackson ; featuring James Baldwin, Harry Belafonte, Marlon Brando, Dick Cavett, Ray Charles. Features archival video of historic "Baldwin vs. Buckley" debate courtesy of the Media Resources Center, University of California, Berkeley.  94 mins.  Online Access through Kanopy Streaming; LFLFC.

Select reviews and articles (Proxy/CalNet/library authentication required for some):

Als, Hilton. "Fade to Black." New Yorker. 2/13/2017, Vol. 92 Issue 49, p84-88. 5p.

Boyd, Herb. "I Am Not Your Negro.Cineaste. Spring2017, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p47-49. 3p.

Chan, Andrew. "The Great Divide." Film Comment. Jan/Feb2017, Vol. 53 Issue 1, p54-59. 6p.

Chrichlow, Warren. "Baldwin's Rendezvous with the Twenty-First Century: I am Not Your Negro."  Film Quarterly. Summer2017, Vol. 70 Issue 4, p9-22. 14p. DOI: 10.1525/fq.2017.70.4.9 (Peer Reviewed)

Prasch, Thomas. "I Am Not Your Negro.Film & History (03603695). Summer2017, Vol. 47 Issue 1, p101-104. 4p. (Peer Reviewed)

Williams, Thomas Chatterton. "Going to Meet the Man.Sight & Sound. May2017, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p48-50. 3p.