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King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis (1970)

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Follows Martin Luther King's life and decades long civil rights activism.

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Follows Martin Luther King's life and decades long civil rights activism.

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This film was originally shown at theatres as a "one-time-only" event on 24 March 1970, and ran 3 hours and 5 minutes. The proceeds from the $5 admission price was donated to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Special Fund. It was later shown on US television, unedited and with limited interruption. See more »

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Blunt and moving
15 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

Compiled from newsreel footage and interspersed with celebrity commentary, this film has a heavy impact, showing Rev. King, not as a saint, but as a compassionate man of God with great goals for all people. The film quality is rather rough at times, and the racial slurs shouted are harsh, but the film is powerful. Recommended for those who seek an insight to the man behind the dream.


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