The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Jacob Burns Center present a special Martin Luther King Day celebration.
“When [young people] see this film, they will not only understand it, but will also experience it to the depths of their souls.”(The Washington Daily News)
“Unlike many films that examine the past, this one does not remind us of how far we have come. It reminds us how far we have to go.” (Chicago Sun-Times)
King: A Filmed Record…Montgomery to Memphis is a cinematic treasure. Constructed from a wealth of archival footage, King is a monumental documentary that follows Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from 1955 to 1968, in his rise from regional activist to world-renowned leader of the Civil Rights movement. Rare footage of King’s speeches, protests, and arrests are interspersed with heartfelt testimonials (directed by Sidney Lumet and Joseph L. Mankiewicz) from Harry Belafonte, Paul Newman, Ruby Dee, Charlton Heston, and James Earl Jones, to name just a few. Produced by Ely Landau and Richard Kaplan, the film was originally presented as a one-night-only special event on March 20, 1970. Academy Award Nominee, Best Documentary Feature (1970). 35mm archival print provided courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.