New Film "MLK/FBI" Screens to Support Georgia Voter Outreach Efforts
Documentary on FBI's surveillance and harassment campaign against
Martin Luther King, Jr. releases January 15, 2021
ATLANTA, Georgia -- IFC Films is partnering with Save Our Senate PAC to support the group’s voter outreach efforts ahead of the January 5, 2021 Senate runoff election with a special advance screening of documentary film MLK/FBI. Save Our Senate PAC, a grassroots-driven Georgia-based and Georgian-led organization, has taken on the mission of engaging low-propensity voters in the Atlanta area, encouraging them to exercise their right to vote to have their voices heard.
IFC Films will host a special virtual advance screening of MLK/FBI on Thursday, December 17, 2020 for supporters who purchase a ticket to the event. Recipients will be able to watch the film at their convenience any time from Thursday December 17 through Sunday December 20. Along with the film, viewers will get access to exclusive messages from director Sam Pollard, producer Benjamin Hedin, and local activists in Georgia, discussing the impact Dr. King’s movement has on the civil rights movement of today, and why the FBI’s targeting of Dr. King and other Black activists is still so topical in 2020.
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, MLK/FBI tells this astonishing and tragic story with searing relevance to our current moment.
Tickets can be purchased at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/mlkfbi and are available on a give-what-you-can basis.
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