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King in the Wilderness


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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s leadership during the the bus boycotts, the sit-ins, and the historic Selma-to-Montgomery marches is now considered the stuff of legend. But left out of the history books is much of what happened afterward, during the last three years of his life. King in the Wilderness reveals a conflicted leader who, after the Voting Rights Act passed in 1965, faced an onslaught of criticism from both sides of the political spectrum; the Black Power movement saw his nonviolence as weakness, and President Lyndon B. Johnson saw his anti–Vietnam War speeches as irresponsible. King’s fervent belief in peaceful protest became a testing point for a nation on the brink of chaos.

Thanks to revelatory conversations with his inner circle of friends, King in the Wilderness unearths a stirring new perspective into Dr. King’s character, his radical doctrine of nonviolence, and his internal philosophical struggles prior to his assassination in 1968. With clarity and compassion, filmmaker Peter Kunhardt invites a sense of penetrating intimacy and insight into one of the most profound thinkers of our time.

Mon. 1/22, 5:30 p.m., MARC, PC
Tue. 1/23, 6:00 p.m., Temple, PC
Sat. 1/27, 6:30 p.m., Redstone 1, PC
Sun. 1/28, 3:30 p.m., Wagner, SLC

YEAR 2017

SECTION Doc Premieres


RUN TIME 111 min

COMPANY Kunhardt Films

WEBSITE www.kunhardtfilms.com

EMAIL info@kunhardtfilms.com

PHONE (914) 238-6800


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Artist Bio

Peter Kunhardt

Peter Kunhardt recently directed Becoming Warren Buffett and Living with Lincoln. He and two of his sons run Kunhardt Films, which has produced, among others, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross; Jim: The James Foley Story; Gloria: In Her Own Words; Nixon by Nixon: In His Own Words; and Teddy: In His Own Words. Kunhardt has won six Emmys, a Peabody Award, an Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Award, and an NAACP Image Award.