James Baldwin Film I Am Not Your Negro To Debut At Toronto Film Festival

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Director Raoul Peck will debut his James Baldwin film, I Am Not Your Negro at the Toronto Film Festival next month. The film is based on a book idea Baldwin had centered around the deaths of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Medgar Evers all of whom were murdered. The author only completed 30 pages of notes that were sent to his literary agent. Unfortunately, Baldwin passed in 1987 before the book could be finished. Peck’s film is rooted in Baldwin’s notes and explores his life and thoughts about race in America. I Am Not Your Negro will be narrated by Samuel L. Jackson and appear at the New York Film Festival in October.