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Movie: Death of a Prophet

Friday, February 17, 2017
6:00 PM (Doors Open @ 5 PM)
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh—Homewood
7101 Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Discussion Leader:  Dr. Herb Boyd
Suggested Donation:  $5

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Death of a Prophet

Director Woodie King, Jr.

Run Time: 60 minutes        Year:  1981   Country: USA

Synopsis (Courtesy of Fred Logan)

Death of a Prophet is based on the last 24 hours of Malcom X before his February 1965 assassination at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem. It features Morgan Freeman as Malcom X and Yolanda King as Betty Shabazz.  It was written, produced and directed by the award winning theater director Woodie King, Jr. The made for TV film includes documentary footage and interviews with the renowned playwrights Amiri Baraka, Ossie Davis and others. The percussions are by jazz icon Max Roach.