Special Sedona Event Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Sedona International Film Festival
“King: A Filmed Record … Montgomery to Memphis”
August 28th, 2013

King poster Special Sedona Event Honoring  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.In honor of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and the March on Washington, the Sedona International Film Festival is honored to present the newly restored and re-mastered edition of the landmark, Oscar-nominated documentary “King: A Filmed Record … Montgomery to Memphis”. It will screen at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre (along with hundreds of theaters nationwide) for a special one-night, multi-city event on August 28th at 7:00  pm!

“King: A Filmed Record” chronicles the life and work of Dr. King, from the start of his non-violent campaign for equal rights to his assassination in Memphis in 1968. Candid footage of Dr. King and newsreel coverage of the protests and counter-protests of stunning visual quality, from first-generation film sources  are framed by celebrity narrators 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” offers a powerful and comprehensive record of Dr. King’s legacy and the American Civil Rights movement, and is an indelible testimony to the power of courage and non-violence. In 1999, the film was deemed “culturally significant” by the United States Library of Congress and was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the National Film Preservation Foundation.

With the cooperation of The Library of Congress, The Museum of Modern Art, the estate of Producer Ely Landau and Associate Producer Richard Kaplan, the newly restored edition of “King: A Filmed Record” will be screened in hundreds of cinemas nationwide on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

“The wide release of ‘King: A Filmed Record’ is the fulfillment of my dream to make the film available to a new generation as well as to all those who have heard about the film but have never been able to see it until now.”
Film’s Associate Producer – Richard Kaplan

“To learn that a film existed of this scope and importance that almost no one had ever seen was a jaw-dropping moment. We couldn’t be more excited to assist in the sharing of this magnificent film.”
CEO of Gathr – Scott Glosserman

Tickets for this very special screening are only $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177 or visit the Sedona International Film Festival. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona.

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