I Am Not Your Negro

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  • PG-13
  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Release year: 2017
  • Running time: 93 min
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,... read more
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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.

Original Release

02/03/2017

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Cast

Samuel L. Jackson Narrator
Dick Cavett Himself (archive footage)
James Baldwin Himself (archive footage)
Medgar Evers Himself (archive footage)
Malcolm X Himself (archive footage)
Martin Luther King Himself (archive footage)
Harry Belafonte Himself (archive footage)
Marlon Brando Himself (archive footage)
George W. Bush Himself (archive footage)
Ray Charles Himself (archive footage)
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Raoul Peck

Writers

James Baldwin, Raoul Peck

Creators

James Baldwin, Raoul Peck

Cast

Samuel L. Jackson Narrator
Dick Cavett Himself (archive footage)
James Baldwin Himself (archive footage)
Medgar Evers Himself (archive footage)
Malcolm X Himself (archive footage)
Martin Luther King Himself (archive footage)
Harry Belafonte Himself (archive footage)
Marlon Brando Himself (archive footage)
George W. Bush Himself (archive footage)
Ray Charles Himself (archive footage)
Gary Cooper Frank Flannagan (archive footage)
Tony Curtis John 'Joker' Jackson (archive footage)
Bob Dylan Himself (archive footage)
Charlton Heston Himself (archive footage)
Robert F. Kennedy Himself (archive footage)
Rodney King Himself (archive footage)
Joseph L. Mankiewicz Himself (archive footage)
Barack Obama Himself (archive footage)
Sidney Poitier Various Roles (archive footage)
Arnold Schwarzenegger Himself (archive footage)

Producers

Joelle Bertossa Executive Producer
Rémi Grellety Executive Producer
Hébert Peck Executive Producer
Raoul Peck Executive Producer
Patrick Quinet Executive Producer
Audrey Rosenberg Executive Producer
Audrey Rosenberg Executive Producer
Amy Shatsky-Gambrill Executive Producer
Rémi Grellety Producer
Hébert Peck Producer
Raoul Peck Producer
Joelle Bertossa Producer
Patrick Quinet Producer
Audrey Rosenberg Producer
Amy Shatsky-Gambrill Producer

Editors

Alexandra Strauss

2017 Oscar Best Documentary Feature Nominated
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