Martin Luther King Jr.: A Personal Portrait

African American Heritage  •  History

Newcomb Hall Theater

180 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903
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In partnership with the Office of the Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity & Equity and the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, the Virginia Film Festival presents a screening of Martin Luther King Jr.: A Personal Portrait as part of UVA’s Community MLK Celebration.

In December of 1965, Martin Luther King Jr. opened his home for the first and only time to a television host, Arnold Michaelis, the legendary interviewer, who spent four days recording Dr. King and his wife Coretta in a uniquely intimate setting, revealing these historic figures’ most private thoughts. This program has never been televised, and had remained unseen in the Michaelis Library of Living History, University of Georgia Libraries, for over forty years. George Silano, the veteran director/cameraman, and the only living member of the team, has rediscovered the film. Mr. Silano will participate in a Q&A following the screening moderated by Justin Reid, director of VFH’s African American Programs.

This event is free and open to the public.

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