6TH ANNUAL MLK TRIBUTE
January 18th - 7pm and 9:15pm
Suggested Donation: $6
Join us at the Clinton to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King with a screening of this rare documentary!
KING: A FILMED RECORD - From Montgomery to Memphis
USA, 1970 - dir: Sidney Lumet /Joseph L. Mankiewicz - 103 minutes
Compiled from vintage newsreels, this film shows Rev. King - not as a saint - but as a compassionate man of God with great goals for all people. Most of his great speeches are featured - including an uncut version of his historic "I Have a Dream" speech - given in Washington D.C. The feature also features powerful and rare film of marches and civil rights demonstrations. Recommended for those who seek an insight to the man behind the dream.
This film was originally shown at theatres as a "one-time-only" event on March 24, 1970, and was later shown on US television. It was nominated for the 1971 Academy Award for Best Documentary, and deemed "culturally significant" by the United States Library of Congress in 1999. It was later selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.