Revelation Film Festival 2014

2017  Films

Documentaries

I Am not Your Negro

Nominee 2017 Academy Awards, Best Documentary Feature

In 1979 African American author James Baldwin (Go Tell It On The Mountain, The Fire Next Time, Notes of a Native Son and others) wrote a proposal for a new work to be called Remember This House.

Although uncompleted the book was going to be a personal examination of murdered activists Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King.

In this Oscar-nominated, multi-award winning documentary director Raoul Peck uses Baldwin’s proposal as a starting point for an examination into the author’s work, the civil rights movement, and the ongoing importance of both.    

I Am Not Your Negro is an exceptional documentary, the use of newsreel and archive footage creating a powerful picture of James Baldwin, contextualising his continuing relevance as a writer and thinker. The entire film is underpinned by Samuel L Jackson’s strong narration drawn extensively from Baldwin’s own words. Essential viewing.  

…it turns Baldwin’s prescient words into a staggering achievement. It’s an exhilarating blast of focused fury.” Empire

Screens with the short film Without Consent. 

Sat 8th, 6.30pm, Luna SX
Sat 15th, 4.15pm, Luna Leederville - Seling fast

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  • Director:Raoul Peck
  • Year:2016
  • Country:USA
  • Duration:94 mins
  • Rated:M

Session Times

  • Sat 8th, 6.30pm, Luna SX
  • Sat 15th, 4.15pm, Luna Leederville

Screen Stills

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