I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

PG-13   |    |  Documentary, History


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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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Director:

Raoul Peck

Writers:

James Baldwin (writings), Raoul Peck (scenario)

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9 February 2017 | caitcahill
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This film should be required for every American. It is one of the most important films of our time. It is lyrical, profound, historic and of this moment. And, at the same time it is profoundly intimate. James Baldwin is right here with us, front and center, looking right at us, talking with us, imploring us to consider the urgent questions he raised 50 years ago that are as urgent today. Thank you Raoul Peck. This is a masterpiece. It is as poetic as it is a demand for white people to come to terms with how they have constructed blackness and what, indeed, this means about whiteness. Peck includes one of Baldwin's most famous statements on this in the film: "What white people have to do, is try and find out in their own hearts why it was necessary to have a n*#!er in the first place. Because I'm not a n*#!er. I'm a man, but if you think I'm a n*#!er, it means you need it. . . . If I'm not a n*#!er here and you invented him — you, the white people, invented him — then you've got to find out why. And the future of the country depends on that. Whether or not it's able to ask that question." This is it. Our future depends on it. Baldwin cannot say it more clearly.

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Release Date:

17 February 2017

Language

English, French


Country of Origin

Switzerland, France, Belgium, USA

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$686,378 5 February 2017

Gross USA:

$7,123,919

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,345,298

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