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I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

PG-13 | | Documentary | 17 February 2017 (USA)
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Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House.

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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 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 30 completed pages of this manuscript. Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. Written by Jwelch5742

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In "Remember This House" Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished -a radical narration about race in America, through the lives and assassinations of three of his friends: Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers and Malcolm X. using only the writer's original words.

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing violent images, thematic material, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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$686,378 (USA) (3 February 2017)

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$7,120,626 (USA) (2 June 2017)
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The word "negro" is used 78 times in the film. See more »

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James Baldwin: The story of the Negro in America is the story of America, and it is not a pretty story.
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Features The Defiant Ones (1958) See more »

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Baby, Please Don't Go
Written by Big Joe Williams (as J. Williams)
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An amazing use of cinematography and historical footage
4 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

Note that the reason this is 5/10 stars right now is that there is a large bloc of people who have given it 1 star (presumably the white supremacist crowd). There is no way that anyone who believes in the need to tell black history would give this anything less than an 8/10.

This cinematography was absolutely incredible, the use of historical footage to stitch together a narrative of the Civil Rights movement combined with recent footage makes this movie incredibly timely. James Baldwin proves a brilliant orator, and the story takes you through both his life and his relationships with Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Medgar Evers. This movie tells more black history than I learned in my entire public school education, and should be seen by everyone.


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