Fri 29 January 12:00am
Sponsored by CityFibre
Director: Sam Pollard
Starring: Martin Luther King Jr, Clarence Jones, Anthony Young, James Comey, Beverly Gage
In MLK/FBI, Emmy award-winning and Oscar-nominated editor, Sam Pollard has crafted a resonant and thought-provoking documentary, delving deep into the US government’s surveillance and harassment of Martin Luther King, Jr.
MLK/FBI is the first film to uncover the extent of the FBI’s relentless campaign against America’s so-called ‘moral leader’. Based on newly discovered and declassified files, the extraordinary documentary presents a trove of documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act and unsealed by the National Archives.
Revealing pristine restored footage, the documentary explores the US government’s history of targeting Black activists, and the contested meaning behind some of America’s most cherished ideals. With interviews featuring key cultural figures including former FBI Director James Comey and members of King’s inner-circle, Clarence Jones and Anthony Young, MLK/FBI tells this astonishing and tragic story with searing relevance to the current moment.
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★★★★ “A FASCINATING LOOK AT THE TREATMENT OF ONE OF HISTORY’S GREATEST MEN” Total Film
Stream on demand from Friday 15 January for £9.99. You’ll have 48 hours to watch the film from the point of purchase. 50% of the streaming fee goes towards supporting Northampton Filmhouse.
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Please note, while MLK/FBI is listed on our website and we receive a share of the rental fee, the purchasing and rental agreement is between you and the film distributor for the movie.