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Speed Cinema Presents: I Am Not Your Negro

February 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Directed by Raoul Peck

Screening will include an introduction and post-screening discussion led by key members of the Louisville community. Jaison Gardner, Black Lives Matter-Louisville, Co-Founder and Dr. Kaila Story, Pan African Studies Department, UofL

“One of the best movies you are likely to see this year.” —Manohla Dargis, New York Times

Shortlisted for the Best Documentary Oscar, this incendiary new film envisions the book on the Civil Rights movement, Remember This House, that James Baldwin had planned to write and expands on his work, bringing the story to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. 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 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Director Raoul Peck draws on this material to create a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America that draws on Baldwin’s 30-page manuscript along with intensive archival material showing how the issues of Baldwin’s times are still valid and pressing today.

A selection of the Toronto International Film Festival and the New York Film Festival. 2016, U.S., DCP, 93 minutes. Rated PG-13.

Co-presented with the Urban League-Louisville.

$9 for Non-Members | $7 for Members

Purchase tickets! Limited seating available.


Friday Film Happy Hour
Thanks to Wiltshire at the Speed, the first drink is included in your ticket purchase and offered from 6–7 pm before Friday evening screenings.


Related Event:
Empowerment: Making and Shaping History
Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium, University of Louisville
One hour prior to each I Am Not Your Negro scheduled screening.

In honor of Black History Month 2017, the Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium is offering programming designed to educate, inspire and empower us to make and shape history. Virtually participate in recent #BlackLivesMatter (#BLM) events as we immerse you in 360° video filmed around the country. Discussion following the viewing will provide participants with an array of opportunities to make and shape history with whatever means available—whether it be time, money, and/or day-to-day interactions. Program length: approximately 30 minutes.



February 17, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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