Director: Raoul Peck
Stars: N/A 
Release Date: December 9, 2016 (Limited Run)

In a year where we’ve already seen two amazing documentaries centered on race (OJ: Made in America and 13th), acclaimed director Raoul Peck unleashes I Am Not Your Negro, a documentary on America’s history with race told through the works (and words) of famed author James Baldwin. While based initially on Baldwin’s final manuscript, which dealt with the life (and deaths) of Malcolm X, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Medgar Evers, Peck widens the scope to really highlight how important the work Baldwin was doing decades ago is now, especially in light of the Black Lives Matter movement and our President-Elect Donald Trump. It even includes Samuel L. Jackson, who is less of a narrator and more of the embodiment of Baldwin’s voice. —khal