Academy Screenings 2016
About This Project


Thursday, December 29, 2016 | Noon
Paepcke Auditorium
1000 S 3rd Street, Aspen, CO 81611


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 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, connecting historical struggles for equality with contemporary movements for justice. I Am Not Your Negro is one of the most lauded documentaries of the year, written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Raoul Peck, and narrated by renowned actor Samuel L. Jackson. (USA, 2016)


Director: Raoul Peck
Screenwriter:  Raoul Peck
With: Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin

Run Time: 1 hr 35 min


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