Raoul Peck’s new documentary I Am Not Your Negro explores American novelist James Baldwin’s accounts of the assassinations of his friends Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X and Medgar Evers. Although looking at race relations in the USA in the 1950s and 1960s, when Baldwin was at the height of his writing powers, the work sits alongside more recent documentaries such as Ava DuVernay’s 13th. The film opens at HOME on Friday 7 April – and the 6.10pm screening on Monday 10 April features a special introduction and post-screening discussion by Douglas Field, Manchester lecturer and author of All Those Strangers: The Art and Lives of James Baldwin.

Mon 10 Apr, HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN. Tel: 0161 200 1500, 6.10pm, £5 – £10, www.homemcr.org

Mon 10 Apr
Alasdair Bayman
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Fri 7 Apr 2017