Detroit Film Theatre
KING: A FILMED RECORD... MONTGOMERY TO MEMPHIS
Monday, January 16, 2017
(USA/1970—directed by Richard Kaplan)
Constructed from a wealth of archival footage, King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery To Memphis 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 scenes of high-profile supporters and opponents of the cause. Restored to full-length by the Library of Congress, the complete version of King is a cinematic national treasure that gives viewers a fuller appreciation of both the personal challenges he endured and the vast cultural legacy he left behind. Admission is free to this special annual screening. (185 minutes)
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