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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Tatanka's Living Room


Doors Open: 12:30 PM
Program Starts: 1:00 PM
End Time: 6:00 PM

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Sponsor: Christopher Bricca
Place: RCNV
612 Ocean St

Next Sunday, February 25th, Tatanka's Living Room will feature—in honor of Black History Month—two documentaries on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

1pm—"KING-A Film Record…Montgomery to Memphis"—was an Academy Award Nominee in 1970. Constructed from archival footage, it is a monumental documentary that follows Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from 1955 to 1968, in his rise from regional activist to world-renowned leader of the Civil Rights movement.

Rare footage of King's speeches, protests, and arrests are interspersed with scenes of other high-profile supporters and opponents of the cause, punctuated by heartfelt testimonials by some of Hollywood's biggest stars.

The film is just over two hours and will be followed by a brief audience Q&A & discussion moderated by Drew Glover, staff member of the Resource Center for Nonviolence. Drew will also update us about his imminent journey to Selma, Alabama, with a dozen others.

We may be joined by one or two community members who marched with King during the 60s, and if any of you know someone who participated in this historic era with King, please invite them to come on Sunday and share a moment with us about their experience.

4:30pm—"King—Man of Peace In a Time of War"—is a brief one-hour film, a fascinating and revealing look at King's life, filtered through the prison of three major conflicts: the struggle between black & white America, divisiveness within the Civil Rights movement itself, and an undeclared war in Vietnam. It features interviews with Jesse Jackson, Colin Powell, Quincey Jones, Hugh Hefner and Malcomb X, among others.

A brief community discussion will also follow this film.

An Intermission between the two films is a chance to share delicious potluck munchies that participants bring—sharing our favorite healthy munchies and conversation in the lobby. This will take place approximately 4pm to 4:30pm.

Join us for another lively gathering, viewing, and conversation with one of The Most Important historical figures of our time—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His wisdom and example of his life as an "experiment in truth" inspires each of us today. Our personal and collective search for those insights and strategies help us forge a successful Nonviolent Revolution in our time—and is a perfect reason for you to come out next Sunday and spend time with kindred spirits.

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Admission: No Charge