This is the story of an assassin, James Earl Ray, his target, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the seething, turbulent forces in American society that led these two men to their violent and tragic collision in Memphis in April 1968. The film will explore the wildly disparate, yet fatefully entwined stories of Ray and King to create a complex, engaging and thought-provoking portrait of America in the crisis-laden year of 1968.
Roads to Memphis is based, in part, on the book Hellhound on His Trail by Hampton Sides.
A Special Feature included: Writing American History: Interview with Hampton Sides.
Producer: Amanda Pollak, George O’Donnell, Stephen Ives
Executive Producer: Mark Samels
Copyright Year: 2010
Director: Stephen Ives
Writers: Michelle Ferrari
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 81 minutes
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen
VIDEO USAGE RIGHTS
Why the AV version? Because it provides additional usage options for PBS videos. AV versions come with limited performance rights so they can be shown in classrooms, at PTA meetings, during after school programs, and transmitted on a closed-circuit system within a building or on a single campus. They also can be enjoyed in admission-free public screenings, which also makes them ideal for use by library patrons and businesses involved in community clubs and organizations.