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Film Screening: I Am Not Your Negro

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

- $7

Built around James Baldwin’s unfinished 1979 book about the lives and successive assassinations of his friends Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Director Raoul Peck’s I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO delves into the complex legacy of those three lives and deaths that permanently marked the American social and political landscape. Peck assembles archival footage, photographs and contentious TV clips, adding current camera feeds from demonstrations against police shootings. With a voice-over by Samuel L. Jackson, one hears Baldwin’s words recounting the intimate relationships and mutual respect he had with the three iconic civil rights legends, forming a fiery narrative that makes audiences recalibrate their feelings about race in America. Winner of the Audience Award at the Chicago International Film Festival, Best Documentary at the Hamptons International Film Festival, People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, short-listed for the Academy Awards and countless other accolades, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO has been called “One of the best movies you are likely to see this year” by the New York Times.  Guest Speakers: Prof. Zebulon Miletsky, African American Studies, SUNY; Author/Prof. Michael Thelwell, U Mass, Amherst
Time: 95 minutes


April 3
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Long Island Museum
1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY NY 11790 United States
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(631) 751-0066


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