• I Am Not Your Negro (2017)

I Am Not Your Negro

Release Date: February 3rd, 2017

DVD Release Date: May 2nd, 2017

PG-13 |1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

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 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 30 completed pages of this manuscript. Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished.

Cast: Samuel L. Jackson

Director: Raoul Peck

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Magnolia Pictures

Keywords: Moving, Underdog, Quest, 1960s, Fall, Love, New York City, Pursuit, Inspiring, Engaging

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Tirdad DerakhshaniPhiladelphia Inquirer

    I’m Not Your Negro is an unforgettable work. Baldwin’s words – eloquently spoken by Samuel Jackson – will haunt you. show more

  • 90
    Deborah YoungThe Hollywood Reporter

    It is a searing and topical indictment of racial prejudice and hatred in America that makes for uneasy viewing and is not easily forgotten. show more

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The film is unsparing as history and enthralling as biography. show more

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Winner Documentary
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)
Nominated Documentary (Feature)