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Watch a Livestream of I Am Not Your Negro's Raoul Peck Discussing James Baldwin's Personal Papers

If you loved Raoul Peck's excellent, Oscar-nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro, or just remain continuously fascinated by James Baldwin's extraordinary life, this will surely be of interest: On Thursday evening, the Schomburg Center...Show More Summary

One Unexpected Challenge To Putting Together The Oscar-Nominated Doc I Am Not Your Negro

As a professional film critic in addition to being a lauded author, James Baldwin saw cinema as having a very important role in and effect on society -- and it's an outlook that is very much represented in director Raoul Peck's documentary I Am Not Your Negro.

New video: 'I Am Not Your Negro' a showcase of James Baldwin’s challenge to America

New on Blu-ray “I Am Not Your Negro” (Magnolia DVD, $26.98; Blu-ray, $29.98; also available on VOD) One of the most popular documentaries to hit art-house theaters in years, Raoul Peck’s provocative, probing “I Am Not Your Negro” turns an abandoned James Baldwin writing project into a far-reaching...

Raoul Peck on ‘I Am Not Your Negro’

3 months agoNews : World News Blog

It’s more than half a century since the civil rights movement emerged in the United States and yet 42 per cent of Americans say they personally worry a “great deal” about race relationstoday. The documentary ‘I Am Not Your Negro’  explores the history of racism through the eyes of the late author James Baldwin.

A James Baldwin Documentary Raises Questions About America that May Never Be Answered

4 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

Raoul Peck's I Am Not Your Negro delivers brutally honest polemics about white America from James Baldwin. The post A James Baldwin Documentary Raises Questions About America that May Never Be Answered appeared first on Hyperallergi...

I Am Not Your Negro Director Raoul Peck on What It’s Like to Spend a Decade Unpacking James Baldwin

Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro is a documentary framed around the words of “Remember This House,” the unfinished manuscript of James Baldwin’s proposed memoir about the civil rights era and his relationships with three slain leaders of the movement—Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Medgar Evers. Show More Summary

'I Am Not Your Negro' Director on What We're Facing Today

Raoul Peck speaks about how his Academy Award-nominated documentary on gay writer and civil rights activist James Baldwin could not be more contemporary.

Raoul Peck on why this scene from ‘Moonlight’ is one of the best he’s seen in film

4 months agoArts : Art Beat

In one of the final scenes of “Moonlight,” actors Trevante Rhodes, who plays “Black,” and Andre Holland. who plays “Kevin,” sit and talk at a diner after not seeing each other for years. Credit: Photo by David Bornfriend, courtesy of...Show More Summary

Director Raoul Peck: James Baldwin Was 'Speaking Directly To Me'

'The late James Baldwin was one of the most influential African-American writers to emerge during the civil rights era. During the late 1950s and 1960s, he traveled through the South and addressed racial issues head on. Haitian-bornShow More Summary

Oscars: A Look at the Politically Charged 2017 Documentary Feature Contenders

This year's documentary feature nominees are a particularly news-centric bunch, with four out of the five tackling the subjects of current furious worldwide debate. Ava DuVernay's 13th, Raoul Peck's I Am Not Your Negro and Ezra Edelman's...Show More Summary

Still Processing: The Tragically Chronic Relevance of James Baldwin

4 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

We talk with Raoul Peck, the director of “I Am Not Your Negro,” a documentary centered on Mr. Baldwin.

The Black Condition and the American Condition

AP Photo/Dave Pickoff James Baldwin at his home in New York on June 3, 1963.  T o watch Raoul Peck’s magisterial I Am Not Your Negro in these early weeks of the Trump presidency is a bracing experience. I confess I had not thought aShow More Summary

Finally, a Screenplay by James Baldwin

Raoul Peck relied solely on the words of Baldwin for his Oscar-nominated documentary, “I Am Not Your Negro.”

Q&A: Raoul Peck On James Baldwin, The Resistance, And Making I Am Not Your Negro

Filmmaker Raoul Peck has been working on the adaptation of the Oscar-nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro for a decade, and as Peck recently explained on MTV News’s “The Stakes” podcast, Peck’s interest in James Baldwin was sparked as a teenager. Baldwin’s writing has been a constant guide for Peck throughout his life, and... Read more »

Bringing New Life To James Baldwin's Painfully Relevant Unfinished Manuscript

5 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Raoul Peck, the director of "I Am Not Your Negro," worked on James Baldwin's writing for 30 years, and the movie for a decade. "The film was always experimenting with real feelings, with real stuff.... Each layer you add has a consequence. This is what I call montage filmmaking."

How I Got Over: 'I Am Not Your Negro' Filmmaker Raoul Peck in Conversation

'James Baldwin’s final and unfinished project Remember This House was an effort to capture the lives of three of his closest friends, all assassinated: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.. Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the manuscript Baldwin never finished in his Oscar-nominated documentary, “I Am Not Your Negro". Show More Summary

James Baldwin for Our Times

'James Baldwin died in 1987, but his quiet rage speaks eloquently to our times. In the Oscar-nominated documentary “I Am Not Your Negro," director Raoul Peck creates a film essay from Baldwin’s words, using footage from past and present with narration by the actor Samuel Jackson. Show More Summary

11 James Baldwin Quotes On Race That Resonate Now More Than Ever

On Friday, Raoul Peck’s Oscar-nominated documentary “I Am Not Your Negro” will be released in theaters. The film, narrated in part by Samuel L. Jackson, is comprised entirely of the writings and recordings of James Baldwin, the great...Show More Summary

A Documentary Envisions a Book James Baldwin Never Finished

5 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

Directed by Raoul Peck, I Am Not Your Negro is montage and meditation, a dialogue between the archive and the present. The post A Documentary Envisions a Book James Baldwin Never Finished appeared first on Hyperallergic.

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