January 16, 2018

Screen Time: Week of January 16

James Baldwin (center), as seen in 'I Am Not Your Negro.' Credit: Dan Budnik/Magnolia Pictures.

Screen Time is your curated weekly guide to excellent documentaries and nonfiction programs that you can watch at home.

Newly streaming at Independent Lens is Raoul Peck's Oscar-nominated and IDA Award-winning I Am Not Your Negro, which envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, a radical narration about race in America, using the writer's original words, as read by actor Samuel L. Jackson.

Premiering Friday, January 19 on American Masters is Tracy Heather Strain's Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart, the first in-depth presentation of the Raisin in the Sun author's complex life, using her personal papers and archives, including home movies and rare photos, as source material. 

Currently streaming at Filmstruck is Jonas Mekas's Lost Lost Lost. Shot over a 14-year period, this movie memoir by the avant-garde director shows his experiences as a Lithuanian immigrant in New York City. 

Newly streaming at Netflix is Michael Roberts' Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Wizards, in which legendary shoe designer Manolo Blahnik speaks about his creative process (with a little help from his celebrity admirers).

 

 

 

 

 

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