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June 2018

"I Am Not Your Negro" Movie Night

When: Friday, June 22 2018 @ 07:00 PM - - 09:00PM
Where: San Jose Peace and Justice Center
48 S. 7th Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Description:

Join us to watch the movie I Am Not Your Negro (93 min.).

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 this 2016 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.

This event is sponsored by San Jose Peace & Justice Center.






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