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Film Series: I Am Not Your Negro

2017. USA/France/Belgium/Switz.
Dir: Raoul Peck. Documentary. 93 min.

This urgent doc illuminates the words of James Baldwin, one of the most influential voices of the Civil Rights movement. Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript Remember This House forms the foundation for the images, archival footage, newsreel clips, and interviews brilliantly interwoven by Peck and underscored by Samuel L. Jackson’s evocative narration.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Samuel L. Jackson Has Some Yelling to Do

As anyone knows if they’ve seen Pulp Fiction, Snakes on a Plane, Unthinkable, The Spirit, Unbreakable, Jackie Brown, The Avengers, Jungle Fever—even a fucking kids’ movie like The Incredibles—pretty much any movie in which Samuel L. Jackson has ever played a part, with the exception of the terrible miscasting by ol’ George in the Star Wars prequels, Samuel L. Jackson has an affinity for yelling.

Presidential politics is no different. Samuel L. Jackson (who should always be referred to as Samuel L. Jackson, never just Jackson or Samuel and definitely not fucking Sam) recently released an ad stumping for Obama. Some of you familiar with his rendition of the ‘children’s book’ Go the Fuck to Sleep may find some similarities:

Go the Fuck to Sleep Goes the Fuck to Number 1 on the New York Times Bestseller List

Consider this a slightly belated congrats to Johnny Temple ’88, the Wes alum and owner of Akashic Books largely responsible for the success of Adam Mansbach’s Go the Fuck to Sleep, which unexpectedly debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list this week. Today, fifteen international editions are in progress, plus a “completely kid-friendly” version, enhanced e-book, and audiobook narrated by Samuel L. Jackson (above).