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.
- Samuel L. Jackson as The Narrator
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.
- 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.