Academy Award Nominated MLK Documentary to Have Public Screening at The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History Presents a special screening of KING: A FILMED RECORD… MONTGOMERY TO MEMPHIS in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
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  • DATE | Monday, January 15, 2018
  • TIMING | 2:00PM
  • LOCATION | Oprah Winfrey Theater at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, 1400 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20560
  • TICKETS | Free and open to the public with registration

ABOUT | The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture’s Earl W. & Amanda Stafford Center for African American Media Arts (CAAMA) and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences present a special screening of the documentary film “King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery to Memphis” in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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.  The film was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature (1970).

35mm archival print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION | https://nmaahc.si.edu/calendar/event?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D126121152

Courtesy of Frank PR

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