IFC Films has acquired North American rights to the Martin Luther King Jr. documentary “MLK/FBI,” the corporate introduced on Tuesday. The movie, directed by Emmy Award-winner and Oscar nominee Sam Pollard, examines the civil rights chief’s remedy by the federal company within the 1960s.
IFC Films will launch the movie on January 15, 2021 forward of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day vacation. “MLK/FBI” was a part of the Official Selection for the 2020 version of the Telluride Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and New York Film Festival.
An outline of the movie reads:
“MLK/FBI” is the primary movie to uncover the extent of the FBI’s surveillance and harassment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Based on newly found and declassified recordsdata, using a trove of paperwork obtained by means of the Freedom of Information Act and unsealed by the National Archives, in addition to revelatory restored footage, the documentary explores the federal government’s historical past of concentrating on Black activists, and the contested that means behind a few of our most cherished beliefs. “MLK/FBI” Featuring interviews with key cultural figures, together with former FBI Director James Comey, “MLK/FBI” tells this astonishing and tragic story with searing relevance to our present second.
“MLK/FBI” was produced by Benjamin Hedin for Tradecraft Films, in affiliation with Field of Vision, Play/Action Pictures, and Cinetic Media. Executive Producers embody David Friend, Field of Vision’s Charlotte Cook, Play/Action Pictures’ Jeffrey Lurie and Marie Therese Guirgis, and Cinetic Media’s Kate Hurwitz, Dana O’Keefe, and Steven Farneth.
Based on the e book “The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr.: From ‘Solo’ to Memphis” by David J. Garrow, “MLK/FBI” was written by Benjamin Hedin and Laura Tomaselli.
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