Join the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas on January 13, from 1 pm – 3:30 pm, for an exclusive screening of the Academy Award-Nominated documentary, I Am Not Your Negro. The event is sponsored by AETN/PBS and is free to the public. In 1979, author James Baldwin wrote a 30-page letter outlining a biography of slain civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. Although Baldwin's proposed manuscript was never completed, master filmmaker Raoul Peck uses Baldwin's deeply personal notes to jump through time, juxtaposing Baldwin’s private words with his public statements, resulting in a radical, up-to-minute examination of race in America. The film is an "essay about images, their origins, discourse and ultimately their impact on our collective consciousness." Award-winning actor, Samuel L. Jackson narrates the film. I Am Not Your Negro was nominated for Best Documentary at the 2017 Academy Awards; Winner Best Documentary – Los Angeles Film Critics Association; Winner Best Writing - IDA Creative Recognition Award; Four Festival Audience Awards – Toronto, Hamptons, Philadelphia, Chicago; Two IDA Documentary Awards Nominations – Including Best Feature; Five Cinema Eye Honors Award Nominations – Including Outstanding, Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking and Direction; Best Documentary Nomination – Film Independent Spirit Awards; Best Documentary Nomination – Gotham Awards. ASC is the only venue in South Arkansas selected to exclusively screen I Am Not Your Negro before its national premiere on PBS. *Directly following the film screening, Gabe Mayhan, director of AETN documentary Dream Land: Little Rock's West 9th Street will moderate a panel discussion with Dr. John Kirk, director for the UALR Anderson Institute for Race and Ethnicity, State Representative Vivian Flowers, and Dr. John Foster, UAPB Associate Professor of Sociology.