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MLK/FBI (2020)

TV-PG | | Documentary | 15 January 2021 (USA)
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Based on newly declassified files, Sam Pollard's resonant film explores the US government's surveillance and harassment of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Sam Pollard
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Credited cast:
Martin Luther King ... Self (archive footage)
J. Edgar Hoover ... Self - FBI Director (archive footage)
David Garrow ... Self - Author, Bearing the Cross (as David J. Garrow)
Clarence B. Jones ... Self - Attorney, Speechwriter for Martin Luther King, Jr (as Clarence Jones)
Charles Knox ... Self - Federal Bureau of Investigation, Retired / Special Agent, Counterintelligence
Donna Murch ... Self - Rutgers University, Author, Living in the City: Migration, Education and the Rise of the Black Panthers
Marc Perrusquia ... Self - Journalist
Andrew Young ... Self - Southern Christian Leadership Conference, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Mayor of Atlanta
James Comey ... Self - Director of the FBI, 2013 - 2017 (voice)
Beverly Gage ... Self - Yale University, Author, G-Men: J. Edgar Hoover and the American Century
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H. Rap Brown ... Self - Civil Rights Activist (archive footage)
Arthur Goldberg ... Self - Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. (archive footage)
Merv Griffin ... Self - TV Host (archive footage)
Lyndon B. Johnson ... Self - 36th President of the United States (archive footage)
Kenneth Keating ... Self - U.S. Senator from New York (archive footage)
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The first film to uncover the extent of the FBI's surveillance and harassment of Martin Luther King, Jr. Based on newly discovered and declassified files, the documentary explores the government's history of targeting Black activists, and the contested meaning behind some of our most cherished ideals. From Emmy Award winning director Sam Pollard and featuring interviews with Andrew Young, James Comey, Clarence Jones, and more.

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Officially released on what would have been the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 92nd birthday. See more »

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References I Was a Communist for the F.B.I. (1951) See more »

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MLK / FBI
16 September 2020 | by dave-87218See all my reviews

A very thorough documenting of MLK's political activism and attempts by the FBI and others to shut him down for political and ideological reasons.

Using the latest info available on him, it connects all of the dots and reveals his work to bring about equality and his frustrations with the forces who were preventing that.


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15 January 2021 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$21,603, 17 January 2021

Gross USA:

$45,200

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$45,200
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