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King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery to Memphis (1969)

Sidney Lumet and Joseph Mankiewicz

Rated R / Documentary / 2 hour, 33 minutes

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.

Sponsored by Four Corners Gallery

Part of our Black Lens Film Week

August 21-27, 2023

Sidewalk Film Festival

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