The Clinton Street Theater is hosting its eleventh annual tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. They celebrate MLK Day with the FREE screening of the historic documentary, King: A Filmed Record…From Montgomery To Memphis, which was nominated for a Best Documentary Oscar in 1971.
This Academy Award-nominated documentary presents key events in the life of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. Beginning with the 1955 bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, the production follows King through major steps in his struggle to promote racial equality. Including footage of King’s stirring speeches, the documentary is a fitting tribute to his legacy, and features clips narrated by numerous celebrities such as Harry Belafonte, Paul Newman and James Earl Jones.
Release date: March 14, 1970 (USA)
Directors: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Sidney Lumet
Music composed by: Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson
Producers: Ely Landau, Richard Kaplan
Nominations: Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature
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