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Black History Month Film Series: I Am Not Your Negro (2017)

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project - 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. In this incendiary documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. I Am Not Your Negro is a radical examination of race in America, using Baldwin's original words and a flood of rich archival material. The film is also a journey into black history that connects the Civil Rights movement with that of the current #BlackLivesMatter. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassinations of these three leaders, a cinematic work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for. Join us for a showing of this powerful film, where we will be hosting a thought-provoking discussion afterward with Dr. Belinda Ramos and Amie Bjorkland, both from the Chandler/Gilbert Community College.

Date:
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Time:
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Campus:
Downtown
Categories:
  * Adults     Art, Culture, Film & Music