Documentary Film: King: A Filmed Record; From Montgomery to Memphis
01/01/0001, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
$8/$6 Brooks members, students with valid i.d., and Common Ground alumni; free with VIP Film Pass. map
Common Ground and the Brooks co-present a public screening of this Academy Award nominated documentary film, which originally appeared in theaters for only a single night in 1970. Chronicling 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, King: A Filmed Record; From Montgomery to Memphis combines dramatic readings by Harry Belafonte, James Earl Jones and Paul Newman, 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. Common Ground will lead a discussion about the film immediately following the screening.
Common Ground is a grass roots race initiative which brings diverse groups of people together, within a safe environment, to share in conversation on the tough issues which divide us as it relates to race in our communities. Based on 7-weeks of shared dialogue, groups then work together to formulate a specific measurable action plan they will carry out in their community. Check www.commongroundmemphis.org for more information on time & dates for sessions.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey, on view through April 28, 2013.
“Perhaps the most important film documentary ever made.” - The Philadelphia Bulletin
“A piece of history of immense power.” - The Los Angeles Times
“Stunning...the events are allowed to speak for themselves.” - The New York Times
“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
Directors: Sidney Lumet and Joseph L. Mankiewicz
U.S.A. | 1970 | 185 minutes
$8 / $6 for Brooks members, students with valid i.d., and Common Ground alumni; free with VIP Film Pass.
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