Date: Friday, February 3, 2017
Time: Check with theater for show times.
Phone: (415) 454-5813 Main Office (415) 454-1222 Info-Line for Showtimes
Named Best Documentary by the San Francisco Film Critics Circle, this extraordinary film envisions a book that James Baldwin never finished. In 1979 the author undertook a personal account of the lives and subsequent assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King. However, when he died in 1987, Baldwin left an incomplete manuscript. Incorporating a flood of rich archival material with Baldwin’s own words (spoken by Samuel L. Jackson), filmmaker Raoul Peck creates a vivid journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter and underlines the continuing relevance of Baldwin’s eloquent words. Writer: James Baldwin. Director: Raoul Peck. (US/France 2016) 93 min.
Check with theater for ticket prices. Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901