Movie Night at DIESEL! "I Am Not Your Negro"

Larkspur

Movie night at Diesel, A Bookstore in LarkspurDIESEL, A Bookstore in Larkspur continues our Movie Night series. This time we'll be watching I Am Not Your Negro, on Wednesday, October 18th, at 6:30 pm. This event is free and all are encouraged to attend!

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 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. Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished.

To compose his stunning documentary film I Am Not Your Negro, acclaimed filmmaker Raoul Peck mined James Baldwin's published and unpublished oeuvre, selecting passages from his books, essays, letters, notes, and interviews that are every bit as incisive and pertinent now as they have ever been. Weaving these texts together, Peck brilliantly imagines the book that Baldwin never wrote. In his final years, Baldwin had envisioned a book about his three assassinated friends, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King. His deeply personal notes for the project have never been published before. Peck's film uses them to jump through time, juxtaposing Baldwin's private words with his public statements, in a blazing examination of the tragic history of race in America.

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
DIESEL, A Bookstore
2419 Larkspur Landing Circle
Larkspur, CA 94939
I Am Not Your Negro: A Companion Edition to the Documentary Film Directed by Raoul Peck Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780525434696
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - click to see which location!
Published: Vintage - February 7th, 2017