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I Am Not Your Negro

Sat 09 Sep—Wed 13 Sep
Times: 5.45pm, 7.15pm & 5.45pm at Copper Auditorium

Tickets: £4 - £7 , approx running time: 93mins

Age: 12A

To accompany Detroit, we are screening film journalist and critic Danny Leighs first pick of the best films of the year. Narrated by Samuel L Jackson this is the story of race in modern American through civil-rights-era writer James Baldwins unfinished manuscript, Remember this House. Baldwin was one of the movements most important voices and the film animates his thoughts about the assassinations of friends Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. Director Raoul Peck illustrates this documentary with a selection of archive footage including interviews, film clips and adverts from the last century.

Danny Leigh say’s ‘The late James Baldwin was a compelling speaker, a brilliant thinker and a virtuoso writer. It almost feels strange that it’s taken until 2017 for a film to emerge that captures him in a portrait of one of the most influencial figures in black American history. In between archive from TV and public appreance in the 60s and 70s, this electric documetary from director Raoul Peck makes the inspired choice to have only the workds we hear Baldwin’s own, given voice by Smauel L Jackson. Groundbreaking and engrossing, the movie is a glimpse into Bladwin’s life and a snapshot of the Civil Rights era – but also, of course, a film that still feels powerfully relevant.’

Sat 9 September, 5.45pm | Sun 10 September, 7.15pm

Wed 13 September, 5.45pm