Watch: Teaser Trailer for 'I Am Not Your Negro' Doc on James Baldwin
"And the future of the country depends on that…" Magnolia Pictures has debuted a new teaser trailer for a documentary titled I Am Not Your Negro, about the legacy of James Baldwin. The documentary focuses on the book "Remember This House", that Baldwin never finished. Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions a finished version of the book - a "radical narration" about race in America, through the lives and deaths of three of his friends: Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers and Malcolm X. The doc uses only the writer's original words to tell the harrowing story of race in modern America, arriving at one of the most important times for this discussion to continue. This is a great teaser, it should definitely get your attention. Fire it up.
Here's the first teaser trailer for Raoul Peck's doc I Am Not Your Negro, direct from YouTube:
And here's a few tweets about the movie, praising it as one of the most unique docs you'll see:
— I Am Not Your Negro (@IAmNotYourNegro) November 10, 2016
— Cinema Eye Honors (@cinemaeyehonors) November 9, 2016
Such a good documentary. Where's James Baldwin when you need him . pic.twitter.com/UbXBgeLixo
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) November 10, 2016
In his new film, director Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished - a radical narration about race in America, using the writer's original words. He draws upon James Baldwin's notes on the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. to explore and bring a fresh and radical perspective to the current racial narrative in America. I Am Not Your Negro is directed by Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck, of various films and projects previously including Lumumba, Murder in Pacot, and Profit & Nothing But! Or Impolite Thoughts on the Class Struggle. The doc first premiered at the Toronto Film Festival this fall, and also played at the New York Film Festival. Magnolia will release Peck's I Am Not Your Negro in select theaters starting February 3rd, 2017 early next year. Interested in this film?