January 25, 2018
'I Am Not Your Negro' film screening today
The 2016 documentary "I Am Not Your Negro" will show at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, in the UMB Theater at the Beach Museum of Art as part of Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Week.
Directed by Raoul Peck, "I Am Not Your Negro" examines the painful history of racism in 20th-century America through the words of African American writer James Baldwin and a montage of photographs and video. The film brings to life Baldwin's unfinished manuscript "Remember this House" through Samuel L. Jackson's narration.
"The film is unsparing as history and enthralling as biography," wrote critic Joe Morgenstern in the Wall Street Journal.
Leaders of the Black Student Union will moderate a post-film audience discussion.
Presented in partnership with the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Office of Diversity, Black Student Union, University Honors Program and Manhattan Nonviolence Initiative.