Mon, Feb 19 | The Hive

I Am Not Your Negro

(Academy Award Nominee 2016: Best Documentary Feature) Screening by Shrewsbury LGBT History (with support from Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival) to mark LGBT History Month 2018
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Feb 19, 2018, 7:30 PM
The Hive, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury SY1 1TE, UK

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Told entirely in the words of James Baldwin (novelist, playwright, essayist, civil rights activist and gay man) through both personal appearances and the text of his final unfinished book project, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO touches on the lives and assassinations of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and Medgar Evers to bring powerful clarity to how the image and reality of Blacks in America today is fabricated and enforced.

Director: Raoul Peck

Narrated by: Samuel L. Jackson.

'Thrilling...A portrait of one man's confrontation with a country that, murder by murder, as he once put it, 'devastated my universe'. - The New York Times.

'A cinematic of the best movies about the civil rights era ever made' - Guardian

'I Am Not Your Negro" turns James Baldwin into a prophet' - Rolling Stone

And a wonderful quote from James himself:

'History is not the past. It is the present. We carry our history with us. We are our history.'

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