Coming to select theatres and to VOD tomorrow, Friday, January 15:
DOC NYC, New York, Chicago, IDFA
An exposé of the FBI’s adversarial relationship to the Civil Rights leader.
The film screened as part of DOC NYC, for which our program notes read:
Sam Pollard’s latest film performs the vital task of examining FBI director J Edgar Hoover’s relentless campaign of surveillance and harassment against Martin Luther King, Jr. Today, when King is celebrated across political spectrums as a moral hero, it’s jolting to confront the years when federal 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.