VFF at Violet Crown Series
Join us for our third annual VFF at Violet Crown Series, a year-round, co-curated selection of films, presented in partnership with Violet Crown Charlottesville.Full Schedule of Films
Martin Luther King Jr.: A Personal Portrait
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Newcomb Hall Theater
Free and Open to the Public
In partnership with the Office of the Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity & Equity and the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, the VFF presents a screening of Martin Luther King Jr.: A Personal Portrait as part of UVA’s Community MLK Celebration.
In December of 1965, Martin Luther King Jr. opened his home for the first and only time to a television host, Arnold Michaelis, the legendary interviewer, who spent four days recording Dr. King and his wife Coretta in a uniquely intimate setting, revealing these historic figures’ most private thoughts. This program has never been televised, and had remained unseen in the Michaelis Library of Living History, University of Georgia Libraries, for over forty years. George Silano, the veteran director/cameraman, and the only living member of the team, has rediscovered the film. Mr. Silano will participate in a Q&A following the screening.