Real Art Ways presents I Am Not Your Negro, written by James Baldwin and directed by Raoul Peck
Music by Erica T. Bryan and Tom Sullivan—members of West End Blend and The New Mosaic
Join us for Real Art Ways’ screening of the documentary I Am Not Your Negro, by filmmaker Raoul Peck.
99% on Rotten Tomatoes
NY Times Critic’s Pick
Academy Award Nominee For Best Documentary, 2017
” A mesmerizing cinematic experience.” – LA Times
“A life-altering work” – NY Times
“A cinematic miracle.” – Washington Post
Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, Remember This House. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and a flood of rich archival material.
Preceding the film, duo Erica T. Bryan and Tom Sullivan will bring their R&B sounds to Hill-Stead. They’ve played Real Art Ways several times. They are outstanding. Come out to catch the cool vibes on this gorgeous August evening.
Bring a blanket, chairs, and a picnic including beverages.
Rain date: Sunday, August 9
7:45 pm Gates open
8:15 pm Performance begins
Tickets are available on the Real Art Ways website
In-person tickets | To come
Tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the gate.
I Am Not Your Negro 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. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript.
Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and a flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.
Real Art Ways is an alternative multidisciplinary arts organization that presents and supports contemporary artists and their work, facilitates the creation of new work and creatively engages, builds and informs audiences and communities.
From the Porch, Hill-Stead’s new multicultural performing arts series is a diverse and dynamic showcase featuring music, dance, theater, and more. Building on the success of Hill-Stead’s indoor events and nationally acclaimed Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, the inclusive summer programming will take place on our 152-acre campus. The experiential events will happen several nights per week and be open to audiences of all ages.
Hill-Stead will kick off the inaugural series with a venerable celebration of the Year of the Woman to coincide with the centennial of women’s suffrage. Our signature events will amplify women’s crucial role in history.
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