'I Am Not Your Negro' Continues to Expand Its Theatrical Reach - Find Out When and Where It Will Be Screening Near You
Photo Credit: "I Am Not Your Negro" - Raoul Peck

'I Am Not Your Negro' Continues to Expand Its Theatrical Reach - Find Out When and Where It Will Be Screening Near You

"I Am Not Your Negro" - Raoul Peck
“I Am Not Your Negro” – Raoul Peck

A film that many of you have been anticipating finally opened in USA theaters on February 3rd, and continues to expand each weekend into new cities around the country, ensuring that it’s accessible to as many of you as possible, bolstered by a 2017 Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary.

Magnolia Pictures is releasing Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck’s critically-acclaimed documentary “I Am Not Your Negro” – a project Peck worked on for at least 6 years, and is made with the full cooperation of the Baldwin estate. Peck has described it as “a very creative documentary.” In short, the film toys with the idea that Baldwin actually wrote what was to be an ambitious book – “a masterpiece” as Peck puts it – on Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., whose lives all ended in assassinations. Baldwin knew it would be a challenge, and didn’t believe it would sell, but he felt that he needed to write it. Baldwin never did write the book (Peck learned about it via letters Baldwin sent to his agent); but Peck’s “creative documentary” imagines that he did. As the filmmaker has said: “The starting point of the film is to say – yes, he wrote it. He just didn’t bind it together, but if you go through his work, the film is there.”

All Peck had to build upon were 30 pages of Baldwin’s notes for the book, and the rights to all of Baldwin’s final, unfinished manuscript, “Remember This House,” in which the author went about the painful task of remembering his three fallen friends – Evers, X, and King – and crafted an elegantly precise and bracing film essay which is anchored by the presence of Baldwin himself in images and words, read beautifully by Samuel L. Jackson.

Why a film on Baldwin? Peck’s response: “Because Baldwin is my life… I started reading Baldwin when I was 14 or 15, and I realized as an adult a lot of the things I was saying came from him.”

Aramide Tinubu interviewed Peck about the film (read it here) and also reviewed “I Am Not Your Negro” (read her thoughts here).

Magnolia continues to release theatrical playdates for the film, including this weekend’s expansion opening locations. So check out the below schedule and make note of when the film will be coming to a theater near you, if it hasn’t already. You’ll find playdates through June:


CA, Berkeley: California 3

CA, Emeryville: Bay Street 16

CA, Hollywood: Pacific ArcLight Hollywood 15

CA, Los Angeles: Baldwin Hills 15

CA, Pleasant Hill: Century 16 Downtown Pleasant Hill

CA, San Francisco: Alamo Drafthouse Mission

CA, San Francisco: Embarcadero Center Cinema 5

CA, Santa Ana: South Coast Village 3

CA, West Los Angeles: The Landmark 12

CO, Boulder: Century 16

CO, Denver: Esquire Theatre

CO, Littleton: Alamo Drafthouse Little 7

DC, Washington: E Street Cinema

FL, Miami: O Cinema Wynwood

FL, Miami Beach: South Beach 18

GA, Atlanta: Atlantic Station Stadium 16

GA, Atlanta: Midtown Art Cinemas 8

GA, Atlanta: Phipps Plaza 14

IL, Chicago: Arclight Chicago 14

IL, Chicago: River East 21

IL, Chicago: Showplace Icon 16

IL, Chicago: Studio Movie Grill – Chatham

IL, Evanston: CineArts 6 – Evanston

LA, New Orleans: Broad Theatre 4

MA, Brookline: Coolidge Corner Theatre

MA, Cambridge: Kendall Square Cinema 9

MD, Baltimore: Charles Theatre

MD, Largo: Magic Johnson Capital Centre 12

MD, Silver Spring: Majestic 20

MI, Royal Oak: Main Art Theatre

MN, Minneapolis: Lagoon Cinema

MO, University City: Tivoli Theatre

NY, New York: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

NY, New York: Film Forum

NY, New York: Magic Johnson Harlem USA 9

PA, Philadelphia: Rave University 6

PA, Philadelphia: Ritz 5 Movies

TX, Austin: Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

TX, Austin: Arbor Cinemas at Great Hills 8

TX, Dallas: Angelika Film Center and Cafe

VA, Arlington: Shirlington 7

WA, Bellevue: Lincoln Square Stadium 16

WA, Seattle: SIFF Cinema Egyptian


IN, Bloomington: Indiana University Cinema

NY, Ithaca: Cornell Cinema


CA, North Hollywood: Laemmle NoHo 7

CA, Pasadena: Playhouse 7 Cinemas

CA, San Diego: Hillcrest Cinemas

MI, Grand Rapids: Celebration Cinema Woodland

MI, Muskegon: Carousel Cinema 16

MI, Okemos: Studio C!

NE, Lincoln: Mary R. Ross Film Theater

NY, Brooklyn: Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn 7

NY, Rochester: Little Theatre

OH, Cleveland Heights: Cedar Lee Theatres

TX, Houston: River Oaks Theatre 3

UT, Salt Lake City: Broadway Centre Cinemas


HI, Honolulu: Doris Duke Theatre


LA, Baton Rouge: Manship Theatre


OH, Columbus: Wexner Center for the Arts


AZ, Scottsdale: Camelview at Fashion Square

AZ, Tucson: The Loft Cinema 3

CA, Monterey: Osio Cinemas

CA, Palm Desert: Tristone Cinemas Palm Desert 10

CA, Santa Cruz: Nickelodeon Theatres

CA, Santa Monica: Monica Film Center

CA, Sebastopol: Rialto Cinemas 9

CT, New Haven: Criterion Cinemas 9

DE, Wilmington: Theatre N at Nemours

GA, Fitzgerald: Grand Theatre

HI, Honolulu: Kahala Theatres 8

IN, Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne Cinema Center

IN, Indianapolis: Keystone Art Cinema 7

IN, Notre Dame: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center/Browning Cin

KY, Louisville: Speed Art Museum

LA, Shreveport: Robinson Film Center 2

MA, Amherst: Amherst Cinema Arts Center 3

MA, Provincetown: Waters Edge Cinema 2

MI, Detroit: Cinema Detroit

NC, Asheville: Grail Moviehouse 3

NC, Charlotte: Park Terrace 6 Cinema

NC, Durham: Carolina Theatre – Durham

NJ, Asbury Park: The ShowRoom

NJ, Cherry Hill: Cherry Hill 24

NM, Santa Fe: CCA Cinematheque

NY, Albany: Spectrum 8

NY, Ithaca: Cinemapolis 5

NY, Millerton: Moviehouse

NY, Pleasantville: Jacob Burns Film Center

NY, Yonkers: Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers 6

OH, Cleveland: Tower City 11

OR, Portland: Cinema 21 Theatre

OR, Portland: Hollywood Theatre

PA, Pittsburgh: Harris Theatre

TN, Memphis: Studio on the Square 5

TN, Nashville: Belcourt Theatre

TX, El Paso: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Montecillo 8

TX, Lubbock: Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock 8


CA, Modesto: State Theatre Modesto


WA, Spokane: Magic Lantern Theatre


VA, Norfolk: Naro Expanded Cinema

VA, Winchester: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema 8-Winchester


KY, Paducah: Maiden Alley

MT, Bozeman: Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture

NY, Hudson: Time and Space Limited


AL, Montgomery: Capri Community Film Society

CA, Nevada City: Magic Theatre

FL, Gainesville: Gainesville Cinema 14

FL, Jacksonville: Sun-Ray Cinema

FL, Sarasota: Burns Court

GA, Macon: Douglass Theatre

IL, Champaign: Art Theatre

ME, Portland: Portland Museum of Art

MI, Ann Arbor: Michigan Theater

MI, Kalamazoo: Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo

MO, Kansas City: Tivoli @ Manor Square

MT, Billings: Arthouse Cinema & Pub.

NC, Winston-Salem: Aperture Cinema

NY, Rhinebeck: Upstate Films 2

NY, Rome: Capitol Theatre

OH, Columbus: Gateway Film Center 8

OH, Dayton: New Neon Movies

OK, Tulsa: Circle Cinema

OR, Eugene: Broadway Metro

PA, Harrisburg: Midtown Cinema 3

PA, Lancaster: Zoetropolis

PA, York: Small Star Art House

SC, Columbia: Nickelodeon

SC, Greenville: Peace Center for the Performing Arts

TX, Katy: Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park 6

VT, Rutland: Flagship Premium Cinemas – Rutland Plaza

WA, Port Orchard: Dragonfly Cinema

WA, Port Townsend: Rose Twin

WA, Vancouver: Kiggins


NH, Portsmouth: Music Hall

NY, Auburn: Auburn Public Theater


FL, Key West: Tropic Cinema Key West


IL, Normal: Normal Theatre


NY, Patchogue: Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center


MI, Grand Rapids: Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts

NE, La Vista: Alamo Drafthouse Omaha

NE, Omaha: Film Streams at the Ruth Sokolof Theater

NH, Concord: Red River 3

NY, Brooklyn: Syndicated Bar Theater Kitchen

NY, Pelham: Pelham Picture House

OK, Oklahoma City: Oklahoma City Museum of Art


CA, Fresno: Fresno Filmworks c/o Tower Theatre

CT, Hartford: Real Art Ways Cinema

FL, Tallahassee: Tallahassee Film Society / All Saints Cinema

ID, Boise: The Flicks 4

MA, Salem: CinemaSalem 4

ME, Portland: Portland Museum of Art

RI, Providence: Cable Car Cinema


NM, Mesilla: Fountain Theatre


TN, Memphis: Memphis Brooks Museum of Art


MI, Saugatuck: Saugatuck Center for the Arts

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