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King: A Filmed Record … Montgomery to Memphis (Kino Lorber photo)

February 5, 2024

Kino Lorber on Feb. 20 will release on Blu-ray Disc King: A Filmed Record …Montgomery to Memphis, a 1970 documentary on the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The film, directed by Sidney Lumet and Joseph L. Mankiewicz, was constructed from a wealth of archival footage that follows King 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 testimonials by some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.

King: A Filmed Record … Montgomery to Memphis was selected to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1999.

Bonus features on the Blu-ray Disc release including two trailers featuing Harry Belafonte. 

The film also is available digitally for rent or purchase at KinoNow and Vudu.

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