"I Am Not Your Negro" is a political statement and a deep look into the mind of James Baldwin, one of the 20th century's greatest writers and social critics. The film’s narrative voice comes from this unfinished manuscript, in addition to Baldwin’s published works and various television appearances. Unlike conventional documentaries that cede narrative control to family members, friends, and experts to shed light on the film’s subject, Peck’s film relies almost exclusively on Baldwin’s writings, read by Samuel L. Jackson.
Discussant: Dr. Chernoh Sesay, Dept. of Religious Studies
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 3:00pm to 5:30pm
Library - Richardson Library Lincoln Park Campus, JTR 115
2350 N Kenmore Ave