“I Am Not Your Negro” film coming to the Loft Theater

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I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

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STARTS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17 at Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson

Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature!

Free Loft Member Screening on Friday, February 17 at 7:30pm. Click here for details! 

“In 1979, 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 successive 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 thirty completed pages of his manuscript. Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. 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 these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for. (Dir. by Raoul Peck, 2016, USA, 95 mins., Rated PG-13).”

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).

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  1. Thursday, February 23, 7:00pm post film Talkback screening details:
    I Am Not Your Negro Talkback, hosted by Dr. Kevin L. Henry, Assistant Professor of Education Policy Studies and Practice at the University of Arizona, in partnership with the University of Arizona’s African American Student Affairs (AASA). AASA is a cultural center that provides African American students culturally enriching academic support through facilitation of exploration of the UA Campus experiences. Through AASA’s community collaboration and programs, students are connected to learning opportunities on leadership, social justice and community.

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