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One of the most acclaimed documentaries of the year, the compelling examination of race in America, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, arrives on Blu-Ray ™ , DVD and Digital HD on May 2 from Magnolia Home Entertainment. Inspired by James Baldwin’s unfinished novel, “Remember This House,” master filmmaker Raoul Peck (Sometimes in April) seamlessly connects the fight during the Civil Rights Movement to the adversities faced today. The film features narration from Academy Award ® nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction) and interviews from James Baldwin detailing his experiences and profound understanding of racial oppression in America.
When James Baldwin set out to write “Remember This House” nearly 30 years ago, he intended to detail the subsequent assassinations of three of his closest friends and the Civil Rights Movement’s most prominent leaders: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. Although he died before completing the novel, his sentiment is anything but forgotten. “An unflinching look at the history of race relations in America” (Entertainment Weekly), I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO explores America’s Civil Rights Movement and #BlackLivesMatter by discussing the racism and discrimination that has crippled America for generations. “An act of provocation and of prophecy” (The Village Voice), I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO is a timeless documentary that features footage and accounts that are still relevant today.
Special features for I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO include an interview and Q&A session with director Raoul Peck to further discuss the film, a candid and insightful Q&A session with Samuel L. Jackson, and a video photo gallery of notable photographs featured in the
I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO Page 2 of 2 film. I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail price of $29.98 and $26.98, and on Digital HD via iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Video and additional digital retailers on May 2.
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. Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck (Sometimes In April) envisions the book 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.
• Interview with Director Raoul Peck
• Q&A Session with Samuel L. Jackson
• Q&A Session with Director Raoul Peck
• Video Photo Gallery