I Am Not Your Negro

By Kay Gardiner
January 28, 2018

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  • I saw this when it came out at our local independent theatre. Kay is spot on – it was brilliant, revelatory, and painfully bleak but in the best possible way. I left the theatre energized and committed, not despondent and defeated. I was fortunate to see it in a theatre where the audience was roughly half white and half African American with a few other groups thrown in, which made the viewing experience both more uncomfortable (I am a privileged white person) and more powerful but I think the film would translate well to the small screen as well.

  • Thank you for, once again, leading us to another good film.

  • Yes! This was a good one.

  • Thanks, Kay. As a white woman, with my inherent privileges I must stand up. Movies like this help me see this. Everyone’s fight is my fight. No one is free when others are oppressed.

  • Truly brilliant film When asked the question, “what famous people (dead or alive) would you like to have dinner with?” James Baldwin is always on my list.

  • Public television recently aired this production in my Northern CA area. I am a long-ago reader of Baldwin and found this film to contain some of the most important and transformative ideas I have ever heard witnessed experienced. Viewing it was actually a privilege. Kudos. And feather in your wing for sharing….

  • It is also streaming on Amazon Prime, where we watched it a few nights ago. Powerful.