I Am Not Your Negro
Through our Virtual Screening Room, you can rent films curated by the Coolidge team, while helping to support the Coolidge during this unprecedented time.
Master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, Remember This House. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and a 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 assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr., Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated the following local organizations, but we encourage you to donate to them separately as well: Black Lives Matter Boston, The Massachusetts Bail Fund, and ACLU Massachusetts.
Plus, watch our panel discussion from the film's original run at the Coolidge in 2017. The panel was moderated by Kim McLarin, a frequent contributor to WGBH's Emmy-award winning program, Basic Black. Participants include Renee Graham, columnist for The Boston Globe; David Leeming, James Baldwin's official biographer and former personal secretary; and Quentin Miller, Baldwin scholar and chair of the English Department at Suffolk University.
Every new release we offer will be available through the individual distributor's websites and streaming services. You'll be taken to their websites to purchase and watch the film, but a portion of your ticket will help support the Coolidge. Having technical issues? Visit our FAQ page here.