Looks like the surprising documentary gems that sometimes surfaced during the Movie Monday series at the Waco Hippodrome during the Baylor school year may continue this summer in the Hippodrome's Independent Movie Monday series.

Last Monday, the Hippodrome screened Baylor film professor Chris Hansen's indie drama "Blur Circle," which won several awards at the Deep In The Heart Film Festival. This Monday, June 12, the film will be "I Am Not Your Negro," Raoul Peck's 2016 documentary on an unpublished manuscript by James Baldwin.

That manuscript, "Remember This House," looked at race in America in the 1960s and 1970s, seen through the lives of Baldwin's friends Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., all of whom were outspoken and assassinated.

"I Am Not Your Negro" is built from Baldwin's writings, read by actor Samuel L. Jackson. Better yet, admission is free.

Tribune-Herald entertainment editor