Baldwin film sparks local dialogue

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The Cinematique Theater in Daytona Beach is showing the Academy Award-nominated film “I Am Not Your Negro,’’ about the renowned author James Baldwin, through March 16.

On March 5, moviegoers listen to panelists, which included students and professors.
(PHOTOS BY DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR./HARDNOTTSPHOTOGRAPHY.COM)

On March 5, there were two screenings of the documentary. The screenings were followed by a community discussion led by professors from Bethune-Cookman University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Students also were involved in the discussion.

Audience members engage in dialogue with the panelists after the screening of “I Am Not Your Negro’’ at the Cinematique Theater in Daytona Beach.

At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of a manuscript that was supposed to be about the lives and assassinations of his friends – Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  In the documentary, filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished.

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