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|Topic subject||"I Am Not Your Negro" - James Baldwin documentary|
719472, "I Am Not Your Negro" - James Baldwin documentary|
Posted by TheRealBillyOcean, Thu Feb-02-17 09:13 PM
Has anyone checked this out or plans on it?
I'm trying to see it this weekend.
Reviews seem pretty solid
719485, Stellar. |
Posted by Castro, Fri Feb-03-17 11:38 PM
I wanted more clips of Baldwin, but it was extremely well done and didn't pull any punches. It establishes Baldwin in his proper context as part of the Civil Rights movement.
719514, Agree on more of Baldwin, but yeah, this is great. |
Posted by bignick, Sun Feb-05-17 08:14 PM
>I wanted more clips of Baldwin, but it was extremely well
>done and didn't pull any punches. It establishes Baldwin in
>his proper context as part of the Civil Rights movement.
719518, Probably next saturday|
Posted by justin_scott, Sun Feb-05-17 11:36 PM
Definitely wanna see it soon.
719522, Go see this|
Posted by Boogiedwn, Mon Feb-06-17 07:58 AM
719554, This joint was phenomenal. Saw it last night.|
Posted by TheRealBillyOcean, Tue Feb-07-17 10:11 AM
I agree with the comments above that I wish there were more clips of Baldwin.
All of the connections it drew through the course of this country's with race were pretty chilling even though it's nothing new.
Two little things:
1.) How about the days on talk shows like the "Dick Cavitt" clips where they actually talked about real shit?
2.) I knew it was Sam Jack
719567, RE: "I Am Not Your Negro" - James Baldwin documentary|
Posted by The Analyst, Tue Feb-07-17 03:16 PM
Thought this was excellent, but as far as 2016 documentaries by talented black filmmakers that use potent archival footage to both underline the country's history of glaring racial inequities and draw parallels between mid-20th century and the present day, I may have narrowly preferred 13TH even if it's a little more "conventional" in structure and presentation.
This is a fucking awesome testament to Baldwin, though. He's electric. I could easily watch a few more volumes of documentaries just like this one that use basically just his words.
Some of my favorite parts of I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO were Baldwin waxing poetic about the underlying racial politics of classic era Hollywood films. Insightful and fascinating.
720591, wanted to like it more than i did|
Posted by Riot, Fri Mar-17-17 01:05 PM
i assume it was kinda hard piecing together the baldwin quotes with the martin,malcolm,medgar narrative