On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his immortal "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial.
On April 13, 1964, Sidney Poitier, a participant in that historic event, became the first African-American to win the Best Actor Oscar, for his starring role in 1963's "Lilies of the Field."
Thus was realized a key component in MLK's dream on behalf of us all.
On Friday, March 22, 2013, The Last Picture-Show Man will host a 50th-anniversary twin-tribute to "I Have a Dream" and "Lilies of the Field."
The film will be shown at 7:15 p.m. at the Newman Center, 90 Broad St., across from PSU's Myers Fine Arts Bldg. parking lot.
Taking a cue from The Center for Diversity, Pluralism and Inclusion's own film presentations, this showing of "Lilies of the Field" will include captions for the hearing impaired.
A short observing Women's History Month will precede the feature.
Free and open to everyone, this is an all-16mm, all-celluloid event with no high-fructose digital additives whatsoever.
Please help support proudly organic film preservation/appreciation!