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Occupy the Roof: Summer Social Justice Film Series

Tuesdays, June 26, July 10, July 24, August 7, August 21 | 7:00PM | BJ Rooftop
Sponsored by Panim, BJ’s Social Action Social Justice Groups, this film series will celebrate stories of people that shine a light on justice in a changing world. Light refreshments will be served.

June 26:
I Am Not Your Negro
July 10:
Wasted!
July 24:
Rosenwald
August 7:
Dolores
August 21:
TBA

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Our First Film: I Am Not Your Negro

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 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 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.

 

 

 

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