MLK/FBI

Showings

Mary D. Fisher Theatre Fri, Jan 15 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sat, Jan 16 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sun, Jan 17 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Mon, Jan 18 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Wed, Jan 20 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Thu, Jan 21 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Documentary Feature
Release Year:2020
Run Time:102 minutes
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Trailer:https://youtu.be/Lvfxzht9KUA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Sam Pollard

Description

“MLK/FBI” played to rave reviews and audience and critical acclaim at prestigious film festivals around the world including Telluride, Toronto and New York. The film is directed by Emmy Award-winner and Academy Award-nominee Sam Pollard.


“MLK/FBI” is the first film to uncover the extent of the FBI's surveillance and harassment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Based on newly discovered and declassified files, utilizing a trove of documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act and unsealed by the National Archives, as well as revelatory restored footage, the documentary explores the government's history of targeting Black activists, and the contested meaning behind some of our most cherished ideals.


Featuring interviews with key cultural figures, including former FBI Director James Comey, “MLK/FBI” tells this astonishing and tragic story with searing relevance to our current moment.


Critics are raving about “MLK/FBI”:


“Engrossing.” — The New York Times


“Jaw-dropping.” — Rolling Stone


“Incendiary.” — Variety

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