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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 14, 2013 at 07:41 PM
MLK would be outraged to see how LOW the Leftist movement has perverted his earnest message... Today we have insane liberal blacks calling the recent black cop killer Dorner "exciting" for killing 4 innocent people! Liberalism today is not what it was in MLK's day.. it is a dangerous scourge.
ARCH STANTON February 15, 2013 at 05:40 AM
INSANE LIBERAL BLACKS. THAT WAS ONE INDIVIDUALS OPINION FOR USING THE TERM EXCITING. YOU EXAGGERATE THE TRUTH WAY TO OFTEN AND FOR THAT REASON YOUR CONSIDERED IRRATIONAL.
christie nicolle February 15, 2013 at 04:54 PM
the inept Obama did NOT even make a phone call the night of Benghazi attacks! MLK would have been a better President -- he had CLASS...he had manliness... he was the organic real deal... Obama is NONE of these.. nothing but a synthetic invention of the Left -- an internet cult celebrity.
ARCH STANTON February 16, 2013 at 01:59 AM
NOW YOUR A MIND READER. YOU CAN TELL WHAT KING MIGHT HAVE AND WOULD HAVE DONE. I WON'T EVEN GET INTO THE RIDICILIOUS COMMENTS THAT YOU MADE WHEN COMPARING THE TWO MEN, THAT IS LUDICROUS. THE BOTTOM LINE IS, OBAMA IS THE PRESIDENT FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS. SO GET USE TO IT.
Voice February 16, 2013 at 03:00 PM
HEELLLOOO sorry to interrupt your "mind torned" debate, I just wanted to share that last night's viewing of the film Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "Personal Portrait" was life changing for ALL. Many were literally brought to tears. George Silano (83) is he only one still alive in that still pic in the home of MLK (Dec 1965). George uncanning extraordinary talent of being a cinematographer allow us last night to leave our seats at the Parrish and sit on the living floor or on the plastic glad couch in Dr. Martin Luther King's home on Auborn Ave. ATL GA. George also let us sit at the table with his children and also feel the heart of his rock , his wife Coretta. Check out the two part interview with George Silano on Youtube btw MLK was about LOVE not bickering and WAR. LOVE U!!!
John Gruber February 18, 2013 at 07:10 PM
"Over 95% of jailed inmates voted democrat!!" I don't know about you're fantasy world, but in reality jailed convicts convicted of a felony can't vote. But god forbid you don't sound like a ranting lunatic once in a while...
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
IN REALITY, KING DID NOT QUALIFY FOR SAINT HOOD AS YOU SEEM TO IMPLY. AS FOR OBAMA, HE STANDS FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF ALL AMERICANS.
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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