"A mesmerising cinematic experience" - Los Angeles Times
"Unmissable and unforgettable" - Rolling Stone
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. However, at the time of his death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript.
Now, master filmmaker Raoul Peck reimagines Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript with this radical and incendiary examination of race in America, connecting the narratives of past and present. Using Baldwin’s words, voiced by Samuel L. Jackson, Peck crafts a lyrical and forceful interrogation of what it means to be black today.
On Tuesday 4 April, we'll be hosting a Q&A with Oscar nominated Director Raoul Peck following a preview screening of the film. The Q&A will be hosted by Gaylene Gould.
Gaylene Gould is a Writer, Consultant and Creative Director of WriteTalkListen. She has worked with major organisations such as the BFI, Toronto International Film Festival, BBC, Arts Council England as an international curator, producer, documentary-maker, creative director and theatre maker.
Further screenings of I Am Not Your Negro will take place daily from Friday 7th April. Every ticketholder for the Friday 7th April, 20:30 screening will receive a free copy of James Baldwin's Go Tell It On The Mountain, first published in 1953.
PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO ADVERTS PLAYED BEFORE FILMS IN THE BERTHA DOCHOUSE SCREEN. ALL FEATURES WILL START PROMPTLY FOLLOWING A SELECTION OF TRAILERS.