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ture, us­ing the au­thor’s own text. Amaz­ingly Bald­win’s words are as rel­e­vant as ever and direc­tor Raoul Peck stitches this all to­gether beau­ti­fully. It is one of three doc­u­men­taries deal­ing with race – the oth­ers be­ing “O.J.: Made in Amer­ica” and “13th” – that are on the Os­car Best Doc­u­men­tary short­list, to be nar­rowed down to five on Jan. 24. It would be a shame if this in­spired work didn’t make the cut.

Af­ter a film fes­ti­val run in 2015, the gay-themed “I Am Michael” is now get­ting a lim­ited the­atri­cal re­lease. It stars James Franco in an­other of his gay roles. This time, he is Michael Glatze, a gay rights jour­nal­ist who even­tu­ally turned his back on his for­mer life and be­came a Chris­tian pas­tor. Zachary Quinto stars as his boyfriend and the cast in­cludes Emma Roberts and newly-out ac­tor Char­lie Carver. Di­rected by ‘Elle’ Now play­ing at Land­mark Mid­town Art Cin­ema 931 Mon­roe Drive N.E. At­lanta, GA 30308 www.land­mark­the­atres.com Free Ad­vance Screen­ing of ‘I Am Not Your Ne­gro’ Mon­day, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. at More­house Col­lege Bank of Amer­ica Au­di­to­rium 830 Westview Drive S.W. At­lanta, GA 30314 www.bit.ly/ianyn­gaeq ‘Juli­eta’ Opens Jan. 27 at Justin Kelly, this one is fairly non­de­script, with­out even the lurid ap­peal of last year’s “King Co­bra,” also with Franco. No doubt Land­mark Mid­town Art Cin­ema 931 Mon­roe Drive N.E. At­lanta, GA 30308 www.land­mark­the­atres.com ‘I Am Michael’ Opens Jan. 27 at Plaza At­lanta 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E. At­lanta, GA 30306 www.plaza­at­lanta.com ‘I Am Not Your Ne­gro’ Opens Feb. 3 at Land­mark Mid­town Art Cin­ema 931 Mon­roe Drive N.E. At­lanta, GA 30308 www.land­mark­the­atres.com Glatze’s story is a juicy one, but “Michael” doesn’t have much punch, de­spite solid, sub­tle work from Franco.

James Franco (l) and Zachary Quinto star in direc­tor Justin Kelly’s ‘I Am Michael,’ open­ing Jan. 27 in At­lanta. (Cour­tesy photo)

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