Haitian-born director Raoul Peck will present the World Premiere of his new film I Am Not Your Negro (2016; USA/France/Belgium/Switzerland; 93 minutes, PG) at the Toronto International Film Festival (tiff), which takes places September 8-18, 2016.
Description (by Cameron Bailey, tiff): Working from the text of James Baldwin’s unfinished final novel, director Raoul Peck (Moloch Tropical, Murder in Pacot) creates a stunning meditation on what it means to be Black in America.
In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his new endeavour: the writing of his final book, Remember This House, recounting the lives and successive assassinations of his friends Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Baldwin was not able to complete the book before his death, and the unfinished manuscript was entrusted to director Raoul Peck [. . .] by the writer’s estate.
Built exclusively around Baldwin’s words…
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