King: A Filmed Record…Montgomery to Memphis


Monday, January 18, 2016
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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.

The program will be introduced by Richard Valeriani, an NBC News correspondent for 28 years, covering the White House, the State Department and such major stories as the assassination of JFK, the Civil Rights Revolution in the South and the War in the Falkland Islands. He was also the Washington correspondent for the Today show when news was news. After the screening, please join us in the Jane Peck Gallery for a wine and cheese reception.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, New York 10570
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Monday, January 18, 2016
Times: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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$13 - Nonmembers

Presenter: Jacob Burns Film Center
Presenter Phone: 9147475555
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This film is presented in partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
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