I Am Not Your Negro
I Am Not Your Negro (2017)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: February 3, 2017
DVD Release Date: May 2, 2017
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Critic Score: 99% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: I Am Not Your Negro offers an incendiary snapshot of James Baldwin's crucial observations on American race relations -- and a sobering reminder of how far we've yet to go.

Durga Chew-Bose
Globe and Mail

It's an astonishing, often challenging and sharp examination of race in the United States, confronting how the country's history repeats and how Baldwin insisted we must remember, relentlessly question, remain conscientious and resist.

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Lindsey Bahr
Associated Press

Baldwin's words, Jackson's reading and Peck's elegant and scorching composition will resonate for years to come.

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Tara Brady
Irish Times

An urgently needed slap-down for the history-blinkered who say "What about all lives?" when confronted with Black Lives Matter.

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

The result - hard-hitting and insightful - is a reminder that the more things change, the more they stay the same.

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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

An enormously resonant work of cultural history that should do much to renew attention to the lonely, prophetic voice of James Baldwin.

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Jay Stone
Ex-Press.com

A galvanizing film, 93 minutes of calm outrage and measured pessimism.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

"I Am Not Your Negro" is important. And urgent. And almost certainly unlikely to be seen by the people who would benefit from it most.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

This is Baldwin at his most polemical, but beneath his rage you can discern a groping for unity.

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Hilary A White
Sunday Independent (Ireland)

The real punch delivered here is in the stealthy panning-back that Peck does to bring universality to the many individual composite parts of this deep and difficult issue.

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Carlos Magalh„es
The fact that this unmissable documentary has been somehow met with strong opposition from a segment of the public is symptomatic evidence of its importance as… More
K Nife Churchkey
James Baldwin lived a difficult and amazing life. Growing up poor in Harlem, he managed to crawl out from under the burden of a segregated America to achieve a… More
John C
Powerful and insightful. As does the fictional Howard Beale of Network, the very real James Baldwin is as relevant today as they were 40-50 years ago if not… More