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Full Frame Winter Series — I Am Not Your Negro

February 1, 2017, 7:00 pm9:00 pm


Directed by Raoul Peck

2016 / US, France, Belgium, Switzerland / 93 minutes

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 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.

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This event is FREE and no ticket is required.


Join us at The Durham hotel before each winter series screening for a prix fixe dinner (reservation required) in the restaurant, and/or after the film for a free dessert with drink purchase. Just mention the Full Frame Road Show.


February 1, 2017
7:00 pm–9:00 pm
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The Carolina Theatre
309 W Morgan St
Durham, NC 27701 United States


Full Frame