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I Am not your negro

I Am not your negro

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends-Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript. Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

the danish girl

the danish girl

The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

 

PRESENTED BY: ONE WORLD FILM FESTIVAL & KENTUCKY THEATRE

dough

dough

Curmudgeonly widower Nat Dayan (Tony award-winning actor Jonathan Pryce, currently in HBO’s “Game of Thrones”) clings to his way of life as a Kosher bakery shop owner in London’s East End. Understaffed, Nat reluctantly enlists the help of teenager Ayyash (Jerome Holder), who has a secret side gig selling marijuana to help his immigrant mother make ends meet. When Ayyash accidentally drops his stash into the mixing dough, the challah starts flying off the shelves and an unlikely friendship forms between the old Jewish baker and his young Muslim apprentice. DOUGH is a warmhearted and humorous story about overcoming prejudice and finding redemption in unexpected places.

PRESENTED BY: ONE WORLD FILM FESTIVAL & KENTUCKY THEATRE

the diplomat

the diplomat

THE DIPLOMAT tells the remarkable story of the life and legacy of Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, whose singular career spanned fifty years of American foreign policy – from Vietnam to Afghanistan.

 

PRESENTED BY: ONE WORLD FILM FESTIVAL & KENTUCKY THEATRE

journey into europe

journey into europe

Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, a world-renowned anthropologist, Islamic scholar, and filmmaker, explores Islam in Europe and the place of Islam in European history and civilization in this unprecedented film shot across the continent in countries such as Germany, France, the U.K., Spain, and Bosnia. Along the way, we hear from some of Europe’s most prominent figures, including presidents and prime ministers, archbishops, chief rabbis, grand muftis, heads of right-wing parties, and every-day Europeans from a variety of backgrounds.

PRESENTED BY: ONE WORLD FILM FESTIVAL & KENTUCKY THEATRE

after coal

after coal

“The film’s focus on sustainability, global learning and community engagement provide an excellent showcase for Appalachian’s work in these important areas,” said director and assistant professor Tom Hansell. He and Pat Beaver, Appalachian studies faculty emerita, were the film’s producers.

 

PRESENTED BY: ONE WORLD FILM FESTIVAL & KENTUCKY THEATRE