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TheRealBillyOcean
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""I Am Not Your Negro" - James Baldwin documentary"
Thu Feb-02-17 09:29 PM by TheRealBillyOcean

          

https://youtu.be/rNUYdgIyaPM

Has anyone checked this out or plans on it?

I'm trying to see it this weekend.

Reviews seem pretty solid

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/02/movies/review-i-am-not-your-negro-review-james-baldwin.html?_r=0

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/i_am_not_your_negro/

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Stellar.
Feb 03rd 2017
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Agree on more of Baldwin, but yeah, this is great.
Feb 05th 2017
2
Probably next saturday
Feb 05th 2017
3
Go see this
Feb 06th 2017
4
This joint was phenomenal. Saw it last night.
Feb 07th 2017
5
RE: "I Am Not Your Negro" - James Baldwin documentary
Feb 07th 2017
6
wanted to like it more than i did
Mar 17th 2017
7

Castro
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1. "Stellar. "
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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.

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bignick
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2. "Agree on more of Baldwin, but yeah, this is great. "
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>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.

  

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justin_scott
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Definitely wanna see it soon.

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Boogiedwn
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Great movie

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TheRealBillyOcean
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5. "This joint was phenomenal. Saw it last night."
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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

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The Analyst
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Tue Feb-07-17 03:16 PM

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6. "RE: "I Am Not Your Negro" - James Baldwin documentary"
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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.

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Riot
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7. "wanted to like it more than i did"
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i assume it was kinda hard piecing together the baldwin quotes with the martin,malcolm,medgar narrative



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