Monday, January 15, 2018

Oscar-Nominated 'I Am Not Your Negro' Debuts on PBS

The OUT Front reports:

Sometimes, a step back is needed to take steps forward as is the case with James Baldwin’s unvarnished words and blunt observations and insight in the Academy Award nominated documentary, “I Am Not Your Negro” making its broadcast premier on the PBS series Independent Lens week.

Based on his unfinished manuscript, Remember This House, “I Am Not Your Negro," narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, tells the story of race relations in America from the assassination of M
alcolm X and Dr. King during the Civil Rights Movement to the #BlackLiveMatter movement of today.

Author, playwright, and activist, James Baldwin’s (1924 – 1987) contributions to the literary world and social conscience are not to be underestimated. An openly gay man, he wrote his truth fearlessly about subjects he knew best whether the black experience in America, civil rights, or the love between men.

See full story here.

Check local PBS listing HERE

1 comment:

Raybeard said...

Saw this last April:-

I did like it, but felt that just maybe it fell a little bit short of delivering that knock-out punch. But could ANY film that do that to anyone viscerally unsympathetic to its basic premise? Not too sure.