Martin Luther King: Roads to Memphis

About the Show

This documentary tells the story of assassin, James Earl Ray, his target, Dr Martin Luther King Jr, and the turbulent forces in American society that led these two men to their violent and tragic collision in Memphis in April 1968. Neither a strict biography of Ray, nor a mere recapitulation of familiar highlights from King's final months, the film explores 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.