Saturday, Jan 13, 1pm - 3:30 pm

Free screening of the Oscar Nominated Documentary

I am not your negro

A film by Raoul Peck. From the writings of James Baldwin. Cast: Samuel L. Jackson

Winner Best Documentary – Los Angeles Film Critics Association,Winner Best Writing - IDA Creative Recognition Award, Four Festival Audience AwardsToronto, Hamptons, Philadelphia, Chicago,Two IDA Documentary Awards Nominations – Including Best Feature, Five Cinema Eye Honors Award Nominations – Including Outstanding, Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking and Direction, Best Documentary Nomination – Film Independent Spirit Awards, Best Documentary Nomination – Gotham Awards

I Am Not Your Negro poster

 Join the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas on January 13 for an exclusive screening of the Academy Award-Nominated documentary,    I Am Not Your Negro.

In 1979, author James Baldwin wrote a 30-page letter outlining a biography of slain civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. Although Baldwin's proposed manuscript was never completed, master filmmaker Raoul Peck uses Baldwin's deeply personal notes to jump through time, juxtaposing Baldwin’s private words with his public statements, resulting in a radical, up-to-minute examination of race in America.

Filmmaker, Raoul Peck's "intent with I Am Not Your Negro is to lead viewers along the complex political road of the "memorable" lives of Malcom, Medgar and Martin, using only Baldwin's own words, and leaning heavily on Baldwin's unfinished book, Remember This House." The film is an "essay about images, their origins, discourse and ultimately their impact on our collective consciousness."

Directly following the film screening, Gabe Mayhan, director of AETN documentary Dream Land: Little Rock's West 9th Street will moderate a panel discussion with Dr. John Kirk,director for the UALR Anderson Institute for Race and Ethnicity, State Representative Vivian Flowers, and Dr. John Foster, UAPB Associate Professor of Sociology.

ASC is the only venue in South Arkansas selected to exclusively screen I Am Not Your Negro before its national premiere on PBS.

ASC is partnering with the Arkansas River Educational Co-op to provide area teachers professional development hours for attending the film and panel discussion. Educators in attendance will receive a classroom discussion guide and curriculum guide on I Am Not Your Negro, as well as primary source class activities specific to the Civil Rights movement within Pine Bluff and Jefferson County.  This professional development opportunity is ideal for Arkansas History, US History, Political Science, English, and advance placement teachers.

The event is sponsored by AETN/PBS and is free to the public.

Date: Jan 13

Time: 1 pm - 3:30 pm.  Film runs 93 minutes.  It is rated PG-13.

RSVP Leonor Colbert,