A Filmed Record Montgomery to Memphis

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KING: A FILMED RECORD: MONTGOMERY TO MEMPHIS is history and is as relevant now as when it was originally conceived. It is also art. It is a biography of the non-violent civil rights movement, as well as a portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr. and a record of what he achieved. In this epic documentary nothing is contrived or reenacted; the authenticity and power of the visual images have the immediacy of the events recorded by the newsreel and television cameras on the scene.

A FILMED RECORD documents the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his non-violent campaign for racial equality and social justice. It uses only original newsreel and genuine footage from the time of the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955 until Dr. King’s assassination in 1968. There is no narration. In the words of Ellen Holly of The New York Times, “The events are allowed to speak for themselves. The soundtrack bursts with vitality — the roar of police motorcycles, bombs, burning crosses, ambulances, gospel, shouts, the massed crowds before the Lincoln Memorial at the 1963 March on Washington, and, most thrilling of all, the speeches of the man himself.” The live action sequences are linked by a series of short dramatic readings by Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, Ben Gazzara, Charlton Heston, James Earl Jones, Burt Lancaster, Paul Newman, Anthony Quinn, Clarence Williams III and Joanne Woodward.

KING: A Filmed Record; Montgomery to Memphis was produced by Ely Landau and Richard Kaplan. It premiered as a special “one time only event” on March 24, 1970 in over 600 theaters throughout the United States. The film, three hours in length, billed as An Evening in Tribute to Martin Luther King, was an unprecedented event. A critical and financial success, nominated in 1970 for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, it raised over three million dollars for the benefit of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Special Fund. The original unedited version of the film has rarely been shown in recent years.

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This 2-disc special commemorative edition of KING: A FILMED RECORD; MONTGOMERY TO MEMPHIS contains a number of special features including Chapter Headings, Producer’s Notes and the short film LEGACY OF A DREAM that make it particularly useful to students and historians.

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