COMPAS UNIVERSITY LIFE EVENT: I am Not Your Negro

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I am Not Your Negro
February 16, 2017
All Day
Location
Wexner Center Film/Video Theater

February 17, 2017
All Day
Location
Wexner Center Film/Video Theater

February 18, 2017
All Day
Location
Wexner Center Film/Video Theater

February 18, 2017
All Day
Location
Wexner Center Film/Video Theater

Description

The Wexner Center for the Arts presents

 

"I am Not Your Negro"

 

“You’ll spend a kaleidoscopic and transporting 90 minutes living inside James Baldwin’s mind, coming thrillingly close to his existential perception of the hidden meaning of race in America.”—Variety
 
As vital a film as you’ll find in recent years, I Am Not Your Negro takes the 30 completed pages of James Baldwin’s final, unfinished manuscript and uses them to create a bracing and powerful film essay. The great Haitian director Raoul Peck (Lumumba) builds the film around those words, read beautifully by Samuel L. Jackson, that were originally meant for a book about the lives and assassinations of Baldwin’s friends Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. Revealing Baldwin’s astute and prescient connections between past and present injustices, the film shows that the author’s insights are more necessary than ever. (93 mins., DCP)
 
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