IFC Films invites Northwestern Medicine employees to watch MLK/FBI
MLK/FBI is the first film to uncover the extent of the FBI's surveillance and harassment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Based on newly discovered and declassified files, utilizing a trove of documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act and unsealed by the National Archives, as well as revelatory restored footage, the documentary explores the government's history of targeting Black activists, and the contested meaning behind some of our most cherished ideals. Featuring interviews with key cultural figures, including former FBI Director James Comey, MLK/FBI tells this astonishing and tragic story with searing relevance to our current moment.
"RIVETING. A timely reminder that King's struggle for racial justice
wasn't straightforward, nor is it close to complete."
-- David Sims, THE ATLANTIC
"An engrossing, unsettling documentary. Rigorously focused on the facts of the past,
the movie is also as timely as an alarm clock."
-- A.O. Scott, THE NEW YORK TIMES
"SEARING. Serves as a chilling reminder that white supremacy is not solely a partisan problem; it's a cruelty baked into the fabric of our political system, poisoning it at every level. Change comes when we allow ourselves to challenge the stories we have been told about our history."
-- Jourdain Searles, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER