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.
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:
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).