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I Am Not Your Negro 2017 / Available On Streaming Rental or Purchase

8.9

In a stunning (re)introduction to James Baldwin, intellectual, author, and social critic, this movie digs very deep into the American subconscious and racial history. It is based off a book idea that would have studied the famous assassinations of three of Baldwin’s friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., he wrote about 30 pages of it before he passed away in 1987. Raoul Peck picked up the project and made it into this movie, highlighting at the same time Baldwin’s genius, his unique and always eloquent perspective as well as the beauty of his soul as a human being. A mesmerizing experience, it is an immensely sad fact that the narrative still feels as relevant now as it was in 1979, and as such this movie serves as a reminder on how far America still has to go.

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    ashleymh

    This film doesn't feel like a documentary at all - the narrative is so captivating and the subject matter so relevant even today. Worth watching before immediately buying all of Baldwin's literature! 0 people liked this review.

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