AFI DOCS FILM SERIES

The AFI DOCS FILM SERIES is a year-round documentary screening program in Washington, DC that supplements the annual AFI DOCS Film Festival in June. Throughout the year, AFI DOCS brings audiences in the nation's capital the best in nonfiction filmmaking — with some of the most celebrated work from festivals such as Berlinale, Cannes, Sundance, South by Southwest, Telluride, Toronto and Venice. Admission to screenings in the AFI DOCS FILM SERIES will be free to invited guests and select AFI members.

Coming Up:

FEBRUARY 1, 2017: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

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.

Magnolia Pictures will release I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO in Washington on February 3.






Previous Screenings:

October 2016:
MARATHON: THE PATRIOTS DAY BOMBING

June 2016:
CRASHING THE PARTY

May 2016:
WEINER

April 2016:
THE RETURN

March 28, 2016:
MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES

March 16, 2016:
EVERYTHING IS COPY

March 1, 2016:
TRAPPED

January 2016:
NO MÁS BEBÉS

December 2015:
JANIS: LITTLE GIRL BLUE

November 2015:
WHERE TO INVADE NEXT


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