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This month's Cinema Club for the Over 50's feature is the documentary I am Not Your Negro.
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, 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 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.
The venue is the Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Town Hall Approach Rd, London N15 4RX
Date: Friday, May 26
There are only 44 seats so please reserve your seat at firstname.lastname@example.org to avoid disappointment. Booking is not necessary, but reserved seats get priority.
I hope to see you there.
Haringey Over 50's Forum (HO50s) committee member