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Richard Kaplan

Duration: 185 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 1970
Black History Month
Director: Richard Kaplan


Feb 23 06:30 pm

First shown in theatres just once, in 1970, this landmark documentary chronicles 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. It features dramatic readings by Harry Belafonte, James Earl Jones and Paul Newman, among others, with archival newsreel footage to create a comprehensive record of Dr King’s work with the Civil Rights movement.

"History of immense power." — Los Angeles Times