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FilmTalkTuesdays

I Am Not Your Negro

2020-06-30 19:00:00 2020-06-30 20:00:00 America/Chicago FilmTalkTuesdays Virtual Event

Tuesday, June 30
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2020-06-30 19:00:00 2020-06-30 20:00:00 America/Chicago FilmTalkTuesdays Virtual Event

A library staff member will lead a virtual film discussion every other Tuesday on a movie from either Kanopy or Hoopla

I Am Not Your Negro

An Oscar-nominated documentary narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO explores the continued peril America faces from institutionalized racism.

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.

"You would be hard-pressed to find a movie that speaks to the present moment with greater clarity and force, insisting on uncomfortable truths and drawing stark lessons from the shadows of history." - A.O. Scott, The New York Times

"This Oscar-nominated portrait of James Baldwin uses the author's words to bridge the civil-rights past with our racially incendiary present. It's unmissable and unforgettable." - Peter Travers, The Rolling Stone

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TAGS: | Film | Book Discussion |

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Upcoming events

Sun, Jul 05, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Virtual Event
Every week we will highlight a museum from around the world to visit virtually from your very own home. This week: the Museum of Broken Relationships located in Zagreb, Croatia.

Tue, Jul 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual Event
Anime Club is for teens who want to get together with other fans of anime and manga. See full description for more details.

Thu, Jul 09, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual Event
Join Annie, our resident Yogi, for a free yoga class from the library. No prior experience necessary; just wear comfortable clothes to stretch, strengthen, balance, and relax!

Thu, Jul 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual Event
Join us virtually for our Teen Advisory Meeting where teens plan programs and participate in library events while making new friends. For teens in grades 7-12. See full description for more details.

Sat, Jul 11, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Virtual Event
Join Peter Herman, College Planning Specialist and Sarah Kochan, Owner of iAchieve Learning for this free online presentation for parents.

Tue, Jul 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual Event
Join Annie, our resident Yogi, for a free yoga class from the library. No prior experience necessary; just wear comfortable clothes to stretch, strengthen, balance, and relax!

Thu, Jul 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual Event
Join us virtually for our Teen Advisory Meeting where teens plan programs and participate in library events while making new friends. For teens in grades 7-12. See full description for more details.

Tue, Jul 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual Event
Are you or your best friend an LGBTQ teen? Join us and show your support as we watch movies, play games and interact about topics that support the LGBTQ youth. For teens in grades 7-12.

Sun, Aug 09, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
A free screening of a feature length film.

Tue, Aug 11, 9:30am - 11:30am
Des Plaines Public Library - Lobby
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Fri, Aug 14, 6:30pm - 8:15pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
A free screening of the independent film A Beautiful Day in. the Neighborhood.