“I Am Not Your Negro is the kind of documentary that could open ears, eyes, and hearts with its moving agony and historical empathy.” – Consequence of Sound
Lakeshore Records will release the soundtrack to the Academy Award®-nominated film, I Am Not Your Negro, coming soon digitally. The album features score by award-winning composer Alex Aigui (The Horde). Stay tuned for more details!
The critically acclaimed documentary debuted at Toronto International Film Festival and in addition to the Oscar nomination, the film is an Indie Spirit Awards Nominee.
MAGNOLIA PICTURES and AMAZON STUDIOS present I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, in theaters now (get tickets).
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.
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 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.