I Am Not Your Negro

  • Friday April 28, 2017 4:00 PM
  • Friday April 28, 2017 6:00 PM
  • Friday April 28, 2017 8:00 PM
  • Saturday April 29, 2017 12:00 PM
  • Sunday April 30, 2017 12:00 PM
  • Sunday April 30, 2017 2:00 PM

April 28-30
Friday 4 pm, 6 pm, and 8 pm; Saturday noon, no 5 pm showtime; Sunday noon and 2 pm, no 4 pm showtime
"A brilliant piece of filmic writing, one that bursts with fierce urgency, not just for the long-unresolved history it seeks to confront, but also in its attempt to understand what is happening here, right now." Ann Hornaday, Washington Post.
"Raoul Peck's I Am Not Your Negro is the rare movie that might be called a spiritual documentary. It's a meditation on the prophetic brilliance and the very being of James Baldwin, the African-American writer who was more than a 'great thinker' on race -- he was the prose-poet of our injustice and inhumanity (and our humanity, too)." Owen Gleiberman, Variety.
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. In this 2016 Academy Award nominee, filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. 
PG-13 (for disturbing violent images, thematic material, language, and brief nudity); 95 minutes

Magnolia at the Modern is an ongoing series featuring critically acclaimed films. Tickets are $9; $7 for Modern members; $6 for Reel People. The Sunday noon show time is half price. Advance sales begin two hours prior to each show.