**Please note this screening has been changed to February 22 at 7pm due to inclement weather
CIFF is excited to announce the February selection for our CIFF Selects year round screening series is I Am Not Your Negro; a film exploring race relations throughout the Unites States through American novelist James Baldwin’s memories of civil rights leaders and recently nominated for a 2017 Academy Award.
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.
Tickets are $10, and can be purchased day of show at the Camden Opera House Box Office.