This film is rated PG-13. Contains violence, nudity, and explicit language.

I Am Not Your Negro

Directed by Raoul Peck
U.S. Only

Envisioning the book James Baldwin never finished, filmmaker Raoul Peck crafts a striking portrait of race in America both then and now.

James Baldwin remains one of the most powerful examples of a writer's relationship to their culture: as a storyteller, as a critic, and as a witness. His unending advocacy and the impossible eloquence of his writing exemplify the ability and responsibility of the author as a vital force for change. I Am Not Your Negro draws a symbolic line between Baldwin's era and our own, and these forceful parallels further a conversation between the past and the present that cannot be ignored.

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