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Jacob Burns Center In Pleasantville Honors Martin Luther King Day With Film

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Jacob Burns Film Center is presenting a screening of "King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis."
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Jacob Burns Film Center is presenting a screening of "King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis." Photo Credit: Contributed

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- "King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis," will be screened Monday, Jan. 18, at 3 p.m. at the Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Road, Pleasantville.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Jacob Burns Film Center is presenting the screening in observance of Martin Luther King Day, a national holiday.

The film will be introduced by Richard Valeriani, an NBC News correspondent for 28 years who covered the civil rights movement.

Constructed from a wealth of archival footage, "King" is a documentary that follows the Rev. 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 heartfelt testimonials from Harry Belafonte, Paul Newman, Ruby Dee, Charlton Heston and James Earl Jones, to name just a few.

A 35 millimeter archival print, provided courtesy of the Academy Film Archives, will be used to screen this 1970 Academy Award nominated film.

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