CF Summer Film Festival: I Am Not Your Negro

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Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Events > 2017 > September > CF Summer Film Festival: I Am Not Your Negro

About this event:

Created by Lynn Spencer

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

6:30pm – CF Summer Film Festival: “Why Can’t We Live Together?”
Sponsored by Lisa Sette Gallery

I Am Not Your Negro

Phoenix Art Museum – Whiteman Hall

This event is open to the public.  Admission is free.

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 30 completed pages of this 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.

Rated PG-13 for disturbing violent images, thematic material, language and brief nudity
93 Minutes

The CF Summer Film Festival is generously sponsored by Lisa Sette Gallery

Make your online reservation here. Your reservation secures a general seat in Whiteman Hall.  (It does not secure an assigned seat.)  Early arrival recommended for best seating selections.  Walk-ins will be accepted the night of the film if seats are still available.

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