MLK/FBI 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. The results are “a remarkable cinematic framework” (Indiewire).
Director Sam Pollard is the recipient of DOC NYC’s Visionaries Tribute Lifetime Achievement Award for 2020.
Watch an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with Director Sam Pollard.
Director: Sam Pollard
Executive Producer: David Friend, Charlotte Cook, Jeffrey Lurie, Marie Therese Guirgis, Kate Hurwitz, Dana O'Keefe, Steven Farneth
Producer: Benjamin Hedin
Writer: Benjamin Hedin, Laura Tomaselli
Cinematographer: Robert Chappell
Editor: Laura Tomaselli
Music: Gerald Clayton
US Distributor: IFC Films