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Film: I Am Not Your Negro

March 23 @ 7:30 pm

Tickets: General Admission
$8.00 Adults
$7.00 Seniors/Students
$6.00 Grand Members

“I Am Not Your Negro”- (2016. USA 1 hr, 33 min. Directed by Raoul Peck. PG-13.)

One of this year’s Oscar™- nominated documentaries this film is based on a never-finished book by the incendiary American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic, James Baldwin. In 1979, 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. With narration by Samuel L. Jackson.

Details

Date:
March 23
Time:
7:30 pm
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Venue

The Grand
165 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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Phone:
12076679500
Website:
www.GrandOnline.org