The timely and award-winning 2016 documentary “I Am Not Your Negro” is the Film Society’s choice for September’s discussion. It is streaming at no charge across numerous platforms, including Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, and Kanopy. All are welcome to view the film and join the discussion on Sunday evening, September 20, 2020. A link to the Zoom discussion will be emailed to the Town listserv a few days ahead, or request the link by emailing Freda Temple at [email protected].
Using archival footage and the words of James Baldwin voiced by Samuel L. Jackson, the film examines the civil rights struggles of an earlier era with special attention to Baldwin’s personal connection to the slain Malcolm X, MLK, and Medgar Evers – powerful words from one of the towering figures of American letters in the second half of the Twentieth century, and a chance to examine race relations in our country then and now. Join us!