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  1. Jeremiah Johnson's rating of the film I Am Not Your Negro

    Glad this film exists and got distributed everywhere. Only wish the filmmaker had been faithful to the lyrical prose of Baldwin. The narration clashes with the big choppy visual transitions. Out of nowhere text in all caps appears on the screen. Needed better editing especially integrating archival footage.

  2. Django's rating of the film I Am Not Your Negro

    We forget that the celebrated writer was also one of the great american intellectuals of the last half of the last century. Listening to his thinking is fascinating; realizing how many of his critisisms remain valid is heartbreaking.

  3. Jason's rating of the film I Am Not Your Negro

    Engaging w/ a movie can sometimes be an analog for engaging w/ yr conscience. There are few more worthy reasons to make a documentary (or an essay film, which is more properly what this is). Peck's film is built out of and around two Baldwins: one of them is inarguably one of the finest writers of the 20th century; the other is a public intellectual of implacable style, wielding immense gravitas.

  4. Wee Hunk's rating of the film I Am Not Your Negro

    There's usually the irony that those who need to see a 'dangerous' cinema, are the ones least likely to see it. A dangerous cinema tells you things you didn't want to know or admit. Mostly we have comfort cinema because people perceive their lives to be difficult, and don't want to deal with those nagging questions in the back of their mind. We want superheros and good vs evil. Narcotize me before I start to think.

  5. Henrique Amud's rating of the film I Am Not Your Negro

    Gentle and Brutal. As and introduction to James Baldwin (person and work) and an invaluable piece of history class, this is an astounding film. And now it is more relevant than never. Not only in america, but worldwide, for indiginous people, refugees, and all the people who have been sistematically oppressed for centuries.

  6. Miguel Condeça's rating of the film I Am Not Your Negro

  7. smec's rating of the film I Am Not Your Negro

    I gave the stars for the theme and content, not for the way this documentary is put together. it emulates old-fashioned documentary-making. very simplified structure in terms of narrative, editing, graphics, music.

  8. THE APOLL0's rating of the film I Am Not Your Negro

    Writing history with verbal lightning

  9. Ghostman's rating of the film I Am Not Your Negro

    A great and meaningful documentary featuring the ideas and words of a brilliant mind, James Baldwin. I've read some people write that this is too didactic or aesthetically inferior, I disagree. Even if that were to be true, sometimes it is better to spell something out crudely and expository rather than elaborately pontificate on nothing at all. This is an essential film and a fine introduction for Baldwin newcomers.

  10. McMurphy's rating of the film I Am Not Your Negro

    James Baldwin's text alone >>>>

  11. film_lies101's rating of the film I Am Not Your Negro

  12. Gonçalo's rating of the film I Am Not Your Negro

    Poignant, essential and deeply, deeply relevant.

  13. Bruno's rating of the film I Am Not Your Negro

    ensina-me, que eu não aprendo, mas decoro, e faço que pensei, assim é a didática

  14. S Campbell's rating of the film I Am Not Your Negro

    A film which shows the documentary film is in a real golden age right now.

  15. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film I Am Not Your Negro

    Interesante filme que da parte de la militancia de James Baldwin, un autor y académico tan elemental e importante para la defensa de la comunidad negra, aunque el menos conocido de los líderes la década del 60. El documental se remonta a esa temporada, a fin de dialogar por momentos con la actualidad. Los resultados no son muy optimistas. Baldwin parece ser fruto de una desesperanza y parte del filme responde a eso.

  16. pencils only's rating of the film I Am Not Your Negro

  17. hubertguillaud's rating of the film I Am Not Your Negro

    D'un livre qui n'a jamais été écrit, Peck fait un documentaire uppercut sur la ségrégation raciale. En observant le parcours de 4 héros des droits civiques américains, sublimés par la précision entomologique de la langue de James Baldwin, le documentaire se révèle aussi brutal que l'est le pouvoir blanc dont il révèle toute la crasse cruauté. Puissant.

  18. Joana China's rating of the film I Am Not Your Negro

  19. jooley's rating of the film I Am Not Your Negro

    I applaud this initiative to bring to life the unpublished work of Baldwin, of whom I admittedly hadn't heard going in. And while the addition of contemporary footage to accompany his words speaks volumes to the ongoing nature of these struggles, I found the pacing and structure lend themselves a lot less to cinema than the intended medium. It still works fine as an art film, less so as a documentary.

  20. Diogo Pires's rating of the film I Am Not Your Negro

    Not so surprising or shocking to someone who has watched Ava DuVernay’s 13TH, for example, even though it has its force, impact and relevance.

  21. bernardovazdecastro's rating of the film I Am Not Your Negro

    James Baldwin, Malcom X and Martin deserve a so much better film.

  22. David Sindmark Hörnfeldt's rating of the film I Am Not Your Negro

    I think Baldwin may be the great intellectual for the Obama years, despite not living to see his presidency. I found him to be, like most liberals, too blind to the class aspects of race. Which both Malcom X and MLK changed towards the end of their lives. The best stuff in the film is the archive footage, especially the scene with Baldwin chewing the professor out. The advanced course, after OJ: Made in America.

  23. Ricardo Pereira's rating of the film I Am Not Your Negro

  24. Bogdan Theodor Olteanu's rating of the film I Am Not Your Negro

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