King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery to Memphis

Screening & Live Event
King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery To Memphis

Monday, January 17, 2011, 3:00 p.m.

Introduced by Richard Kaplan
Archival print from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Produced by Ely Landau. Associate Producer, Richard Kaplan. 1970, 185 mins.

Made for a one-night-only screening in 600 theaters nationwide, this tribute documentary uses archival footage of Dr. Martin Luther King’s life, from the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott to his assassination in 1968, intercut with dramatic readings and interviews by friends and admirers, including Ruby Dee, James Earl Jones, Paul Newman, Harry Belafonte, and more. Interview sequences directed by Sidney Lumet and Joseph L. Mankiewicz.

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