I Am Not Your Negro

Presented with Maine NAACP Portland Branch

2017 Oscar Nominee - Best Documentary Feature

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, however, he left behind only 30 completed pages of his manuscript.

Now, in this incendiary new documentary, 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.

"One of the best movies you are likely to see this year." — Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

Directed by Raoul Peck
95 minutes

 

 

Show Times

  • Friday, March 10, 2017 - 2:00pm
  • Friday, March 10, 2017 - 6:30pm
  • Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 11:30am
  • Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 2:00pm
  • Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 5:00pm
Rated PG-13

Tickets

$8 general admission
$6 for members and students w/ valid i.d.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Admissions Desk, online, or by calling 207-775-6148.

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