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I Am Not Your Negro

M, 2020

30sep7:00 pmI Am Not Your NegroThe Ridgefield Playhouse

Event Details

Diversity Film Series
Cohen and Wolf P.C. Movie Series
PRESENTED IN COOPERATION WITH RIDGEFIELD LIBRARY

Sponsored by Anita and Nick Donofrio, Ann and Steve Carlson, Allison and Jon Stockel, Julie and David Peck, People’s Bank, Ridgefield Prevention Council and the Town of Ridgefield
Q&A HOSTED BY CHERYL WASHINGTON

A film by Raoul Peck. 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 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.

Tickets are FREE, but must be reserved in advance by calling the box office at 203.438.5795

Time

(Wednesday) 7:00 pm

Location

The Ridgefield Playhouse

80 East Ridge, Ridgefield CT 06877

Organizer

The Ridgefield PlayhousePhone: (203) 438-5795 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield CT 06877

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