Festival of Ideas May 2017

Come The Revolution Presents: I am Not your Negro 18 (CTBA)

I am Not Your Negro
0117 927 5100

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Sat 27 May 13:00 Intro
Ticket prices: £6.50 full / £4.50 concession and 24 and under

In 1979 James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends – Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.

At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript.

Now, in his incendiary new documentary (with readings by Samuel L. Jackson), master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and a flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

Presented by Come The Revolution in partnership with Bristol Festival of Ideas.

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Buy a combo ticket for this screening and the discussion 'A Reply to the 'N' Question' on Sat 27 May at 15:15 to get £1.00 off the total admission price.