[Marxism] "I am not your Negro"

John Reimann 1999wildcat at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 15:05:30 MST 2017


My wife and I saw "I am Not Your Negro" yesterday. Based on the writings of
James Baldwin, it's one of the best movies I've seen in recent years. As
opposed to almost all other Hollywood films, this movie has a subtlety to
it. One brilliant point is makes - profound, really - is the relationship
between a (white) culture that ignores the historic racism that is so
intrinsic to our history and the sleek, plump shallowness of this consumer
culture. It's not a "revolutionary" film in the sense that it doesn't put
forward a strategy or program, etc., but it does what art is supposed to
do: Make us think and help us see things in a new light... and hold our
attention.

You won't be "entertained" if you see it, but you'll be glad you did. (I
don't know if it's playing in other countries, but if it is, seeing it will
help a lot in terms of understanding the US.)


John Reimann
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