IFC Films Debuts Trailer for "MLK/FBI"
Updated: Jun 8
Documentary on FBI's surveillance and harassment campaign against
Martin Luther King, Jr. releases January 15, 2021
NEW YORK, New York -- IFC Films today debuted the official trailer for the highly anticipated upcoming documentary feature, "MLK/FBI." The film, from Oscar-winning director Sam Pollard, releases in select theaters and on digital and cable VOD on January 15, 2021. The trailer is linked below and is available to share to audiences.
MLK/FBI SYNOPSIS: 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
***WINNER*** - Visionaries Tribute Lifetime Achievement Award, DOC NYC 2020 ***WINNER*** - Career Achievement Award, IDA Documentary Awards 2020 ***WINNER*** - Best Archival Doc - Critics Choice Documentary Awards 2020
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