5/07/2017

MOVIE REVIEW

TITLE: I Am Not Your Negro

DESCRIPTION: 2016 documentary about the late writer James Baldwin and his experiences with racism.

DIRECTED BY: Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck

WRITTEN BY: African-American writer James Baldwin. He died in 1987 at the age of 63 from cancer.

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STUDIO: Billionaire Mark Cuban's studio Magnolia Pictures and Amazon.com.

MY TAKE: I really liked it. He talks about his experiences with segregation, racism and the assassinations of Medgar Evers, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.

NOTES:

  • Premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
  • Did well at the box office making $7 million on a budget of $1 million.
  • Received an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Feature.

1 comment:

  1. We had "Sonny's Blues" in class a few weeks ago. Sadly, it's hard for students, even in their 30s and 40s, to think as jazz as dangerous music.

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