February 17: “King: A Filmed Record from Montgomery to Memphis” (1970), with panel discussion featuring Harry Belafonte. Co-sponsored with the Maysles Institute at the Church of the Intercession. (Over 300 people attended)
Sunday, February 17, 4 pm
King: A Filmed Record From Montgomery to Memphis
Directed by Sidney Lumet and Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1970, 185 min.
Initially released in theaters across American as a one-time-only event in 1970, Sidney Lumet and Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s King: A Filmed Record is back on the silver screen for the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech and the March on Washington. On February 17th, The Maysles Cinema will kick off a series of screenings around the country of this historic, epic documentary. Chronicles the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement in Montgomery, Alabama, and culminating with his assassination in Memphis in 1968. Combines dramatic readings by Harry Belafonte, James Earl Jones, Ruby Dee, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward among others, with newsreel and archival footage to create a powerful and comprehensive record of Dr. King’s legacy and the American Civil Rights movement. Nominated for the Best Documentary Academy Award.
“Perhaps the most important documentary film ever made. “- The Philadelphia Bulletin
“Stunning…the events are allowed to speak for themselves.”- The New York Times
Post Screening panel discussion with Harry Belafonte, producer Richard Kaplan and moderated by DJ Spooky. More speakers TBA.
Sunday, February 17th, 4:00pm
@ The Church of the Intercession
(550 West 155th Street at Broadway)
Online Advance Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/ref/17367/event/331815