Well isn’t this timely? Peep the teaser for the upcoming film I Am Not Your Negro by director Raoul Peck. It features readings from an unfinished novel by the great James Baldwin and is narrated by Samuel L. Jackson.
About the film:
In his new film, director Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished – a radical narration about race in America, using the writer’s original words. He draws upon James Baldwin’s notes on the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. to explore and bring a fresh and radical perspective to the current racial narrative in America.
In theatres February 3rd
Ava DuVernay’s 13th (streaming on Netflix) should be required viewing for everyone, especially those enrolled in higher education with a focus on law. It’s simply that good and eye opening. King PUSH (of all people!) sat down with Ava to talk about the film.
I’m really looking forward to @‘s new documentary on Netflix.
“The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary 13TH refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity. With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis.”
This looks great!
July 22! It’s looking like an exciting summer for movies!
After seeing the trailers for this ALL DAY LONG ON MEMORIAL DAY, I have to say, I’m looking forward to TV One’s first feature! Ha.
Seriously, I really am looking forward to the film AND I respect the heavy promo.
The film stars Erykah Badu, Michael K. Williams, Machine Gun Kelly and is executive produced by Nas.
@iamtikasumpter & @ParkerSawyers star in what looks like will be an excellent film centered around our President and First Lady’s first date. I can’t wait to see it!
WOW. Nat Turner’s story on the big screen this October. The trailer alone gave me chills.