Save the Date! Pre-MLK Day Film Screening, January 19

Save the Date! Pre-MLK Day Film Screening

On the evening of January 19, 2014, the night prior to Antioch College’s usual MLK Day celebration, alumnus Richard Kaplan will be screening his documentary, King: A Filmed Record; Montgomery to Memphis at the Little Art Theater in downtown Yellow Springs.

Mr. Kaplan will bring the film and speak about it afterword in a Q&A session (time is TBD).


About King: A Filmed Record; Montgomery to Memphis

King: A Filmed Record; Montgomery to Memphis was originally screened for one night only in 1970 in more than 600 theaters across the United States. This tribute to the late Dr.King,  while both a huge artistic and financial success, has essentially been out of public circulation since then. This commemorative DVD has been made so that this epic film may be seen by a public that has never had the opportunity to do so; and to acquaint a new audience both in the United States and throughout the world with an unforgettable chapter of history.

King has been made available by A Filmed Record, Inc., a newly formed non-profit company dedicated to bringing the original, uncut version of this epic documentary to a brand new audience, one that has never had the opportunity to view this definitive account of the most dramatic and history-making events of the civil rights movement. All profits from the sale of the DVD will be used to support the legacy of Dr. King.

A Filmed Record, Inc. was founded in 2008 by Richard Kaplan, Associate Producer of KING, who supervised the original production. The fiscal agent for A Filmed Record, Inc. is Public Media, Inc. a 501 c(3) corporation.

King has received unprecedented critical praise from critics across the country who have made it one of the most acclaimed documentaries ever made.  It has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and the Library of Congress has honored it by selecting it for preservation in the National Film Registry. 


About Richard Kaplan:

Richard Kaplan ’49 is a retired documentary film and television writer‑producer‑director. His work, both in the United States and abroad, has won considerable acclaim and critical recognition, including two Academy Awards. Among his credits are The Eleanor Roosevelt Story and King: A Filmed Record; Montgomery to Memphis, the highly honored film about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He is also the recipient of an Emmy Award for “outstanding historical and cultural programming” for his film The Exiles. In 1967, to celebrate Arthur Morgan’s 90th birthday, he was commissioned to produce a trilogy about higher education in the United States. Part I, I See A Village, written by Antioch poet/professor Judson Jerome, deals with Morgan and Antioch, and depicts the unique role of the College in the history of American higher education.

Richard Kaplan was born in New York City in 1925 and is a graduate of Antioch College where he majored in English and Political Science.  He served for three years in the U.S. Army during World War II and began his film career after doing graduate work in the Department of Cinema at The University Of Southern California. From 1972 to 1975 he served on the Board of Trustees of Antioch College.


MLK Day Celebration

On January 20, 2014, Antioch College and the Village of Yellow Springs will celebrate MLK Day wqith the following festivities:

9:30 a.m.  Opening remarks and music at Antioch College (either CSKC or McGregor 113)

10:20 a.m.  Gather at Mills Lawn Elementary School for march

10:30 a.m. Begin march through to Central Chapel AME Church (High and Davis Streets)

11:00 a.m.  Program at Central Chapel begins (theme: “Chaos or Community: Where Do We Go From Here?”), will feature music by the World House Choir, and address by Rev. William E. Randolph, Jr., Pastor First Baptist Church, Yellow Springs

12:30 p.m.  Lunch at Central Chapel AME Church

Afternoon TBDAntioch College Panel Discussion on “Where Do We Go from Here?”