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.
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