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Films on the Lake: “I Am Not Your Negro”

Join us on Thursday for the screening of the documentary “I Am Not Your Negro” by Haïtian director Raoul Peck as part of our Films on the Lake series, the free outdoor French film festival organized in Chicago parks by the Cultural Services at the Consulate General of France in Chicago and the Chicago Park District.

7:15 pm Concert by saxophonist Fred Jackson Jr. and The Bridge
8:15 pm Film Screening

About “I Am Not Your Negro”

In 1979, author and activist 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 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 30 completed pages of this manuscript. Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished.