By Sarah Beck, Entertainment Editor
The Alamo Drafthouse Theatre in Winchester has been hosting free screenings in honor of Black History Month for Shenandoah University students, courtesy of Intercultural Programs. Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., they will be screening the last film for the month, “I Am Not Your Negro.”
“The story of the Negro in America is the story of America,” the film states.
According to IMDB, the movie was produced in 2016, and was written by James Baldwin in a time when civil rights was a hot topic. The film has archive footage of Baldwin’s 1960’s interviews with nationwide news networks, as well as footage of other civil rights activists.
The film stars Samuel L. Jackson as the narrator.
“The things he talks about in his film was taken from a non-published book that he started writing about his relationship with Martin Luther King and Malcolm X,” Jackson said in a 2016 interview with Jimmy Kimmel.
Lapacazo Sandoval of Amsterdam News calls the film, “A wake-up call to every person in America.”
In addition to this film, Baldwin is known for being an American novelist, playwright, poet, and social critic.
If you are interested in seeing this film, please contact Maggie McCampbell Lien at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your ticket for Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m.