Outdoor Cinema: I Am Not Your Negro: Black History Month Screening
7 October 2020, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Chancellor's Court, University Of Leeds
As the new academic year begins, enjoy brilliant movies this autumn – at a brand-new outdoor screen located within the University of Leeds campus. With socially distanced seating and thorough cleaning between screenings – tickets for this new outdoor cinema are just £4.
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.
In his incendiary documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck 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 rich archival material, to produce a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.