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KING: A Filmed Record.. 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

MATATU Festival of Stories

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)

KING: A Filmed Record.. 50th Anniversary of the March...

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On August 28, 2013 citizens from across the country will converge upon our nation’s capital to commemorate and celebrate the historic March On Washington which occurred 50 years ago on August 28, 1963.

Join us at The New Parkway Theater for a special limited screening of this historic newly remastered piece. This is a three hour film with intermission and will culminate with a rebroadcast of King's historic speech 50 years ago.

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KING: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis*
Wednesday, August 28 / 630PM
rsvp - http://march50.eventbrite.com

presented by Broaklyn Film & Theater Co.
in association w/ HUB Oakland, Marcus Books,
Ella Baker Center, Beats, Rhymes, & Life,
theREGISTRY, Oaklandish, San Francisco Jewish
Film Festival, Oakland International Film Festival,
& the Mayor's Office of the City of Oakland

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Broaklyn Film & Theater Company invites you to join us on the 50th Anniversary of the March On Washington as part of our Pathways2Justice Initiative (P2J) which was spurred by a community desire and need to creatively assess human, civic, and social rights in our local and larger society.

This limited viewing of the three hour remastered version of the 1970 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary 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. P2J will continue to convene community members to learn, teach, deconstruct and disrupt the systems that have paved the current path of dis-ease and will work together to lay the path for a just and sustainable neighborhood and world.

Produced for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Foundation by Ely Landau, King is an epic document of the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr., from the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott to his assassination in 1968. 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.

There is no voice-over narration; instead, the film uses contemporary film/newsreel and video/television footage to brilliantly convey the boiling indignation of an oppressed people and their revolutionary organizing. Juxtaposed over this footage are dramatic readings by actors Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, Ben Gazzara, Charlton Heston, James Earl Jones, Burt Lancaster, Paul Newman, Anthony Quinn, Clarence Williams III and Joanne Woodward.

*Please note that this August film is part of Karma Cinema month and that 30% of your ticket purchase will go to local nonprofits that you help choose. Admission is not guaranteed without ticket purchase, as ticket holders will receive priority.  Advance tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/433443 More info about Karma Cinema is available at www.thenewparkway.com/karmacinema. Come experience the power of generosity!  

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The New Parkway Theater
474 24th St
Oakland, CA 94612

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)

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