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Monday, October 16, 2017,

  • Location: Sarratt Cinema

I Am Not Your Negro

Monday, October 16

Presented by Jennifer Fay, Associate Professor of Cinema & Media Arts and English; and Hortense Spillers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Prof of English.

Switzerland/France/Belgium/USA (2016)
Dir: Raoul Peck.

Based on James Baldwin’s unfinished book on the lives and assassination
of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Peck’s Oscar-nominated documentary
uses archival footage and Baldwin’s own words to bring these stories to the screen.
Peck unfolds the history of the Civil Rights movement suggesting the deep connections
to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. I Am Not Your Negro is also a meditation on Hollywood’s
role in America’s racist imagery. English/French. 93 min. Blu-Ray.

Presented in Collaboration with the Department of English, Cinema & Media Arts, and the Robert Penn Warren Center for Humanities.