Tuesday, February 28, 2017

I Am Not Your Negro (France/USA: Raoul Peck, 2016)

I Am Not Your Negro (France/USA: Raoul Peck, 2016: 95 mins)

Als, Hilton. "Capturing James Baldwin's Legacy Onscreen." The New Yorker (February 13, 2017)

Baldwin, James. "A Talk to Teachers." (PDF: 1963)

---. "The Creative Process." (PDF: 1962)

---. "Going to Meet the Man." (PDF: 1965)

---. "Go the Way Your Blood Beats." (PDF: 1984)

---. "The New Lost Generation." (PDF: 1961)

---. "Notes of a Native Son." (PDF: 1955)

---. "On Being White ... and Other Lies." (1984)  Black on White: Black Writers on What It Means to Be White. ed. David Roediger. Schocken Press, 1998: 177-180.

---. "Sonny's Blues." (PDF: 1957)

Casmier, Stephen. "Did I Get James Baldwin Wrong?" Codeswitch (February 5, 2017)

Clark, Ashley, Violet Lucca and Amy Taubin. "Identity." Film Comment (January 17, 2017) ["Ideology and aesthetics have somehow come to be positioned opposite one another—in film criticism, should one be privileged over the other? This episode of The Film Comment Podcast discusses how race, ethnicity, and other markers of identity factor into film criticism and cinema generally. FC Digital Editor Violet Lucca unpacks the topic with Amy Taubin, Contributing Editor to FC and Artforum, and Ashley Clark, FC contributor and programmer, in a conversation that spans multiple decades of film history—from Taxi Driver to OJ: Made in America to Notting Hill to I Am Not Your Negro, to the canceled Michael Jackson episode of Urban Myths starring Joseph Fiennes."]

Crump, Andy. "You Can't Keep Up: Raoul Peck and I Am Not Your Negro's Call To Action." Paste (February 1, 2017)

Dixon, Osato. "I Am Not Your Negro: Baldwin Doc Affirms Troubling Truths of Race in America." NBC News (February 3, 2017)

Erickson, Steven. "'There Cannot Be a Dream If It's Based On a Lie': I Am Not a Negro director Raoul Peck on James Baldwin, active citizenship, and America." Keyframe (February 2, 2017)

Hedges, Chris. "James Baldwin and the Meaning of Whiteness." Truthdig (February 19, 2017)
Orr, Niela. "The Defiant I Am Not Your Negro." The Baffler (February 10, 2017)

Peck, Raoul. "I Am Not Your Negro." Film Comment Podcast (January 31, 2017)

Peck, Raoul, et al. "Beyonce to Baldwin and Back Again." Still Processing #24 (April 16, 2017)

Peck, Raoul, et al. "I Am Not Your Negro / Film Comment @ Sundance." The Close-Up #120 (January 24, 2017)

Pinckney, Darryl. "Under the Spell of James Baldwin." The New York Review of Books (March 23, 2017)

Rainer, Peter. "I Am Not Your Negro Shows That the World Today is Poorer for Not Having James Baldwin's Views." The Christian Science Monitor (February 24, 2017)

"Raoul Peck." WTF #789 (February 27, 2017) ["Filmmaker Raoul Peck spent more than a decade putting together the documentary I Am Not Your Negro, a powerful film illuminating the words and life of writer and social critic James Baldwin. But as Marc learns in this conversation, Raoul’s own backstory of living under dictatorships, studying across four continents, and learning how to engage activism through art is just as important in understanding how to respond to the world today."]

Rosenberg, Alyssa. "If You Love Cultural Criticism, You Have to See I Am Not Your Negro." The Washington Post (February 2, 2017)

Scott, A.O. "I Am Not Your Negro Will Make You Rethink Race." The New York Times (February 2, 2017)

Woubshet, Dagmawi. "The Imperfect Power of I Am Not Your Negro." The Atlantic (February 8, 2017) ["Raoul Peck’s documentary brings to life James Baldwin’s urgent ideas about race in America, even if it leaves out a key aspect of the writer’s life and work: his sexuality."]

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