Parrish to Screen Martin Luther King Interview Friday

See the rare film, and meet the cinematographer, during a free event at the Parrish Art Museum with the African American Museum of the East End.

The Parrish Art Museum and the African American Museum of the East End invite the public to a free screening Friday night of a rarely seen one-hour interview with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The interview, produced by Arnold Michaelis, was filmed in King's Atlanta home in December 1965, according to the Parrish. Cinematographer George Silano, a resident of North Haven and the only surviving member of the film crew, will introduce the film. The Parrish states that Silano tracked down the film at the University of Georgia, which holds Michaelis' media archive.

In the interview, King speaks on the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War, and the film also includes an interview with his wife, Coretta.

The interview was also screened in January at Rogers Memorial Library as part of a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Brenda Simmons, a co-founder of the African American Museum of the East End, recently interviewed Silano on her LTV show "Voices of Wisdom." Watch part one and part two of the interview on YouTube.

The MLK interview screening begins 6 p.m. Friday at the Parrish Art Museum on Montauk Highway in Water Mill. Call 631-283-2118 or click here to reserve a seat

christie nicolle February 19, 2013 at 06:30 PM
Dear Voice: you say "Love, not bickering + war"... tell that to the Black Panthers + the hostile black activists of today who are just the opposite of MLK's message! Like i said, its tragic MLK was not the first black president instead of the synthetic + spoiled, 'Amerian Idol' of a president BO. Obama does not hold a candle to MLK.
ARCH STANTON February 19, 2013 at 11:15 PM
John Gruber February 20, 2013 at 03:41 PM
So now you can tell I'm a homosexual just by my refuting of your homophobic stereotypes and lies? Most gay people are better people than you. Most homosexuals don't call for the president to be sexually assaulted and murdered as you have, and yet you sit their and bash anyone who doesn't think like you and call them "deviants". The only deviant here is you
christie nicolle February 20, 2013 at 04:18 PM
To deviant homo Gruber: once your post shows up it's like a bad stench on Patch. GO AWAY! Go back to whining + posting on the Villiage Voice - home of gays + freaks.
John Gruber February 20, 2013 at 04:42 PM
Never heard of the village voice. But clearly you do since you know so much about it. Guess that makes you a "deviant homo".


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