Hull Independent Cinema present

IAmNotYourNegro(12A)

Presented in partnership with: WHERE ARE WE NOW?


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Hull Independent Cinema present

I Am Not Your Negro (12A)

Presented in partnership with: WHERE ARE WE NOW?

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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.

The programme includes an allowance for introductions, trailers and a short film. This may vary and in some cases the film will begin immediately after a short introduction.

For more information about local charity Hull Independent Cinema or to purchase a membership pleas visit: www.hullindependentcinema.com

 

WHERE ARE WE NOW? will be a summer festival like no other: a gathering of time-served trouble-makers, spoken word rebels, artistic mavericks and left-field music pioneers. We’ll be converging on the city of Hull to ask of today’s counter-culture the soaring, searching question with which David Bowie kissed us goodbye.

The UK has reached a crossroads. Where it goes next is anyone’s guess. Dark divisive forces of racism and prejudice are stirring across the UK (and Europe) in the wake of Brexit and across the Atlantic following the election of Donald Trump. We need to ask our artists, musicians and writers where they stand.

For detached hipster unicyclists or stay-at-home clicktavists this may not be your time or place for we promise to ruffle feathers, take to the streets, challenge the dominant narratives, and counterpose Love to Hate.

Convening the radical fusion will be one of the UK’s most acclaimed and exciting artistic collectives. With counter-cultural roots going back through the last 25 years – to the legendary Rebel Inc publishing house – Neu! Reekie! intend to take the pulse of the cultural resistance across the UK and its four nations. And have some fun involving the good people of Hull.

Come together. Ask questions. Listen and watch. Dance. Shake things up. This is where we’re at.

Where Are We Now? is produced by Hull UK City of Culture 2017 and Nue Reekie! 

‘You'll spend a kaleidoscopic and transporting 90 minutes living inside James Baldwin's mind, coming thrillingly close to his existential perception of the hidden meaning of race in America’

Owen Gleiberman, Variety