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I Am Not Your Negro (PG-13)

Saturday, September 12, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 8:33 PM

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Saturday, September 12 at 7:00 pm

North Chapel Back Lawn
7 Church Street
Woodstock, VT 05091

Patrons are required to wear masks and observe social distancing. Masks may be removed for eating and drinking. Guests are invited to bring their own picnics to enjoy on the lawn.  Attendance will be limited to first come, first served. Advanced reservations are required. The screening is free, with donations gratefully accepted.

If you need to cancel your reservation, email Alita Wilson at [email protected].

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. 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 Martin Luther King, Jr. 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.

Directed by Raoul Peck.

Run Time: 1 hr 33 mins.

Post Movie Zoom Discussion Sunday, September 13 at 4:00 pm

All registrants will be given a link to a post-movie zoom discussion moderated by Rev. Dr. Leon Dunkley of the North Chapel. The discussion will give community members a chance to reflect on the movie’s message and its implications. Local documentary maker, Anne Macksoud will also join the conversation. Everyone is encouraged to share their thoughts, insights and reflections brought up by the movie.


Saturday, September 12, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:33 PM
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North Universalist Chapel
7 Church Street
Woodstock, VT United States
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