Our annual free screening for the community in honor of MLK Day is back in-person!
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW. Tickets are first come, first serve and only 2 tickets per person.
This is a FREE SCREENING. To reserve your ticket online, just click the "BUY TICKETS" button but please note there is an non-refundable $1.50 processing fee for each ticket that is secured online. To avoid the fee, pick up your free ticket at the box office beginning January 7.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered today as an American hero: a bridge-builder, a shrewd political tactician, and a moral leader. Yet throughout his history-altering political career, he was often treated by U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies like an enemy of the state. In this virtuosic documentary, award-winning editor and director Sam Pollard (EDITOR, 4 LITTLE GIRLS, MO’ BETTER BLUES; Director/Producer, EYEZ ON THE PRIZE, SAMMY DAVIS, JR.: I’VE GOTTA BE ME) lays out a detailed account of the FBI surveillance that dogged King’s activism throughout the ’50s and ’60s, fueled by the racist and red-baiting paranoia of J. Edgar Hoover. In crafting a rich archival tapestry, featuring some revelatory restored footage of King, Pollard urges us to remember that true American progress is always hard-won.
NR, 102 min.
"Myth and legend are pushed aside, creating a human portrait of a great leader, warts and all." - RogerEbert.com
"An eye-opening documentary that poses hard questions and gives no easy answers, MLK/FBI is a worthy addition to the ever-timely media concerning Martin Luther King Jr." - Empire Magazine