Pulling together January’s theme of Grace, the new year and Martin Luther King day led us to the movie “I Am Not Your Negro”.
The New Year is a moment of grace, a time to leave the past behind as we embrace this newness. The dawning of New Year’s Day offers us possibility, which is a precious perspective.
Likewise, the day honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. can also be grace-filled, especially as a day of community service. As he said, “Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. …You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.”
Per the NEW YORK TIMES ‘ Whatever you think about the past and future of what used to be called “race relations” — white supremacy and the resistance to it, in plainer English — this movie will make you think again, and may even change your mind.“I Am Not Your Negro” is a thrilling introduction to James Baldwins work , a remedial course in American history, and an advanced seminar in racial politics — a concise, roughly 90-minute movie with the scope and impact of a 10-hour mini-series or a literary doorstop. It is not an easy or a consoling movie, but it is the opposite of bitter or despairing. “I can’t be a pessimist because I’m alive,” Baldwin said. “I’m forced to be an optimist.”
Come see this thought provoking movie on our big screen! Saturday, January 5th at 4 pm. Your choice of seat, and popcorn too!