I Am Not Your Negro

March 15, 2017
Entertainment

JANELLE MONÁE, SAMUEL L. JACKSON,  RAOUL PECK, CHRIS ROCK, JIDENNA, COMMON AND MORE LAUNCH VIDEO CAMPAIGN  TO 

'KNOW YOUR BALDWIN'    

Janelle Monáe attends an exclusive screening  of "I Am Not Your Negro" at Morehouse College in Atlanta to pay  homage to James Baldwin and recite an excerpt from "Notes of a Native  Son."

 

(ATLANTA, GA) March 14, 2017: Fresh off  the heels of an exciting awards season, Janelle Monáe has teamed up  with Magnolia Pictures and Mic.com to release "Know  Your Baldwin"- a powerful, socially conscious visual  presentation that not only extends the conversation of the Oscar-nominated  documentary, I Am Not  Your Negro, but also inspires audiences to get familiar with the  genius of James Baldwin and engages a "woke" generation to  act and make sense of this moment in history.

 

NOW  OVER 3.5M VIEWS AND 70K SHARES!

 

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You can also view it on Facebook here:

https://www.facebook.com/MicMedia/videos/1435311906491595/.

 

Spearheaded by Monáe, who called on  some of her very influential friends to lend their voices, "Know Your  Baldwin" features the perfect mix of Hollywood celebs, music artists and  well known social activists. The conscious  collective includes: Chris Rock, Jidenna, Common, Alexe Belle, Isis  Valentino, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Baron Vaughn, Lupita Nyong'o,  Michael Eric Dyson, Yara Shahidi, Janaya Khan, Patrisse Cullors, Open Mike  Eagle, Esperanza Spalding and Ashton Sanders as well as I Am Not Your  Negro director, Raoul Peck and Samuel L. Jackson who  narrated the actual documentary!

 

As the video reports, "these  artists and activists are echoing the past to contextualize the  present," and just like the documentary, it does its job to parallel the  experiences of our forefathers with the realities of today and the fears of  our future.

 

In its final words, "Study your  Baldwin! Read James Baldwin! Know Your Baldwin!" the voices give a  call-to-action to educate ourselves and suggest that through the power of  knowledge, we can work, both individually and collectively, to make change in  our society.

 

I Am Not Your Negro is in  theaters now!

 

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IN  THEATERS NOW

 

FOLLOW THE CONVERSATION ONLINE

Facebook: /JamesBaldwinMovie

Twitter: @iAmNotYourNegro | @CNNTonight | @DonLemon

Instagram: @iAmNotYourNegro

Hashtags: #IAmNotYourNegro

Official  Website: www.iAmNotYourNegroFilm.com

 

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"One of the best movies you are  likely to see this year."

- Manohla  Dargis, The New York Times

 

"A transcendent documentary. A  meditation on the prophetic brilliance and the very being of James  Baldwin."  - Owen Gleiberman, Variety

 

"A fascinating and gorgeous and  very powerful film."  - Bob Mondello, NPR

 

Oscar Nominee for  Best Documentary Feature

NAACP Image Award  Nominee for Best Documentary

IDA Documentary  Award Winner for Best Writing; Nominee for Best Feature

Gotham Award  Nominee for Best Documentary

5 Cinema Eye  Honors Nominations, including Best Picture and Best Direction

4 Festival  Audience Awards including Toronto, Hamptons, Chicago and Philadelphia

 

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