DVD, Digital HD Release: I Am Not Your Negro

Digital Release Date: May 2, 2017, DVD Release Date: May 2, 2017
Price: DVD $22.99
Studio: Magnolia

In his new documentary I Am Not Your Negro, filmmaker Raoul Peck (Sometimes In April) envisions a book the late James Baldwin never finished.

James Baldwin in I Am Not Your Negro

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. Enter Peck with an idea for a film…

The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and a 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. A film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond, it ultimately confronts the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders.

Lauded by the critics—it received an outstanding 98% Fresh Rating at aggregator Rotten Tomatoes based on 104 published reviews—I Am Not Your Negro offers an incendiary snapshot of James Baldwin’s crucial observations on American race relations and a sobering reminder of how far we’ve yet to go.

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.