The DIA’s Detroit Film Theatre presents King: A Filmed Record….Montgomery to Memphis, which follows the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., telling the story through his own words, archival footage, news reports, and the testimony of those who knew the great American. Hailed as one of the most important documentary films ever made, the work screens Monday, Jan. 20, beginning at 1 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public with museum admission.
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King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery to Memphis
(USA/1970—directed by Richard Kaplan)
Masterfully assembled from a wealth of archival footage, the Oscar® nominated King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery To Memphis 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 Dr. King’s speeches, protests, and arrests are interspersed with commentary from high-profile supporters of the cause.
Restored to its original full-length by the Library of Congress, this complete, uncut version of King is a monumental experience – a cinematic national treasure that provides both an appreciation of the personal challenges he endured as well as a reminder of the cultural and social legacy he left for us to act upon and protect. Admission to this annual screening is free of charge. (185 minutes with intermission)
“Perhaps the most important documentary ever made.” — The Philadelphia Bulletin
The Detroit Film Theatre is generously supported by Buddy’s Pizza and your tri-county millage investment in the DIA.
General museum admission is FREE for residents of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties.