Thursday, October 22, 2020

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I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

Title: I Am Not Your Negro
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Raoul Peck
Written by: James Baldwin
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin and Dick Cavett
Release Date: 2/3/2017
Running Time: 95 minutes

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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.

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Best of Enemies (2015)*


Title: Best of Enemies
Rating: R
Directed by: Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville
Written by: Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville
Starring: Gore Vidal, William F. Buckley and Dick Cavett
Release Date: 7/31/2015
Running Time: 87 minutes

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A documentary on the series of televised debates in 1968 between the liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F. Buckley Jr.

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