Cinematters: NY Social Justice Film Festival

MLK/FBI + Q+A with Sam Pollard

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Click here to watch a recording of our filmmaker Q+A with dir. Sam Pollard, moderated by Kyle Bowser, Senior Vice President of the NAACP Hollywood Bureau.

Recording also includes Opening Night remarks featuring actress and Cinematters ambassador Mayim Bialik and more.

MLK/FBI is available on VOD across platforms here.

This rich archival tapestry follows Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as he is investigated and harassed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. MLK/FBI​ performs the vital task of examining J. Edgar Hoover’s relentless campaign of surveillance and harassment against Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Today, when Dr. King is celebrated across political spectrums as a moral hero, it’s jolting to confront the years when US agents targeted him as a villain. Inspired by the work of historian David Garrow, the film uses recently declassified files to study the FBI’s motives and methods.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    104 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Sam Pollard
  • Screenwriter
    Benjamin Hedin, Laura Tomaselli
  • Producer
    Benjamin Hedin
  • Executive Producer
    David Friend, Charlotte Cook, Jeffrey Lurie, Marie Therese Guirgis, Kate Hurwitz, Dana O'Keefe, Steven Farneth
  • Cinematographer
    Robert Chappell
  • Editor
    Laura Tomaselli
  • Production Design
    Dedalus Wainwright