Save the Date: I Am Not Your Negro
Sent to mailinglist subscribers on March 1, 2017
OUR NEXT MOVIE
Filmworks presents the American independent documentary “I Am Not Your Negro,” a powerful reinvention of author and civil rights activist James Baldwin’s unfinished book “Remember This House.” An Oscar nominee for Best Documentary Feature, the film is directed by Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck and narrated by Samuel L. Jackson.
Friday, March 10, 2017
5:30 and 8:30 p.m. at the Tower Theatre
USA • 95 minutes • Rated PG-13
FROM THE CRITICS
Owen Glieberman of Variety says: “Raoul Peck’s ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ is the rare movie that might be called a spiritual documentary. It’s a meditation on the prophetic brilliance and the very being of James Baldwin, the African-American writer who was more than a ‘great thinker’ on race — he was the prose-poet of our injustice and inhumanity (and our humanity, too).”
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Cost: $10 general admission, $8 students/seniors
On ground: Visit the Tower Theatre box office at 815 E. Olive Ave. in Fresno
Online: Visit FresnoFilmworks.org right now