WTCI will host a special preview screening of the Academy Award-nominated film I Am Not Your Negro at the Downtown Library, 4th Floor on Thursday, January 11th. This free screening will begin at 6 PM and tickets can be reserved online at wtciTV.org/palace. Sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union, Allied Eye, Southern Adventist University and Brody Jewelers, this free monthly film screening series is hosted by WTCI and introduces audiences to the wide variety of genres of film provided by the community PBS station. Guests of the screening series have enjoyed preview screenings of exciting PBS programs since September, including Poldark, a powerful documentary about jazz great John Coltrane and the debut episode of the highly anticipated MASTERPIECE series Victoria.

In one of the most acclaimed films of the year, Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished with Baldwin's original words spoken by Samuel L. Jackson. 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. Ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., Baldwin and Peck produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for. Nominated as the Best Documentary Feature Film by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, this film will debut on-air in the Tennessee Valley on WTCI, Monday, January 15th at 9 PM.

The 4th Floor is a public laboratory and educational facility with a focus on information, design, technology and the applied arts and is a part of the ever-changing ways that the Chattanooga Public Library system serves the community. WTCI is pleased to host this special screening with our longstanding community partner. New sustaining members who register during this screening event will receive special PBS gift baskets as a pledge thank you from WTCI. Community PBS stations like WTCI rely on support from members for over 50% of annual operating budgets. WTCI Passport members, sustaining members who contribute small monthly amounts, receive online access to local and national PBS programming, priority seating at WTCI screenings and subscriptions to the Chattanooga Magazine.

Members of WTCI can visit www.wtciTV.org/palace to register for upcoming screenings and people interested in membership and member benefits can contact Member Services Manager, Lisa McDowd, at 423-702-7819 or lmcdowd@wtciTV.org. WTCI, the Greater Chattanooga Public Television Corporation, serves over 1.4 million viewers in a 35-county region, providing access to quality, trusted programming, community outreach and educational resources, including an all-new 24/7 PBS KIDS channel and CREATE, a channel dedicated to how-to programming. For more information about programming, member services and events visit wtciTV.org.  

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