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King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery To Memphis

Constructed from a wealth of archival footage, KING: A FILMED DOCUMENTARY is a monumental documentary that 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 King's speeches, protests, and arrests are interspersed with scenes of other high-profile supporters and opponents of the cause, punctuated by heartfelt testimonials by some of Hollywood's biggest stars.

KING was originally presented as a one-night-only special event on March 20, 1970, at an epic length of more than three hours (plus intermission). Since that time, the film has occasionally been circulated in a version shortened by more than an hour. Newly restored by the Library of Congress, in association with Richard Kaplan, and utilizing film elements provided by The Museum of Modern Art, the original version of King can again be seen in its entirety, mastered from the 35mm preservation negative.

Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards.

"Perhaps the most important film documentary ever made." - The Philadelphia Bulletin

"Unlike many films that examine the past, this one does not remind us of how far we have come. It reminds us how far we have to go." - The Chicago Sun-Times

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I clearly remember those days and events an cry because the events of the past two years have shown that what I thought was over is still latent in the national consciousness with the resurgence of KKK, Nazis and Nationalism.

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I too am grateful for access to this library of original speeches from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and his legacy to the whole world as he passionately advocated for peace and justice, civil rights and human rights.

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This is wonderful to hear his voice and footage at the time. We cannot go back to make the America less Great. I hop everyone will view this and understand our current danger we are in from our currrent President.Donald J Trump

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Thank you for streaming this! It should be noted somewhere how Sidney Lumet and Joseph L. Mankiewicz co-directed the guest appearances.

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Thanks! I would love to see a listing of the various appearances by the various actors and actresses and the credits for the beautiful texts they are speaking.