MLK/FBI

Documentary| English | 104 minutes

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MLK/FBI explores the investigation and harassment of Martin Luther King, Jr. by J.Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI. The film follows a chronological path starting with MLK in the early sixties when he was politically active to 1968 when he was assassinated. Hoover feared that MLK’s significant influence in the civil rights movement was gaining momentum. Hoover attempted to discredit MLK by collecting dirt about his relationships with other women and philandering lifestyle.  The documentary became shocking as FBI documents were declassified and made available to the public. MLK/FBI includes never-before-seen archival footage, clips from film and television, photos, and interviews with people who were there.   
Cast
J. Edgar Hoover / Martin Luther King / Andrew Young / Clarence Jones / David Garrow
Why Stream This Film?
 It’s rare that such a worthy film, still running in theaters and nominated for 10 Oscars, is also available for streaming.
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 99%
  • Metacritic Score: 81
Accolades
  • San Diego International Film Festival: Winner, Best Documentary Feature
  • Santa Fe Independent Film Festival: Winner, Best Documentary Feature
  • Chicago International Film Festival: Nominated, Best Documentary
In a time of dramatic political unrest, MLK/FBI offers a unique opportunity to look toward the past for insight on our present. MLK/FBI indeed 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.
Jourdain Searles

The Hollywood Reporter

The brilliance of MLK/FBI lies in how effortlessly conversant it manages to be with the injustices of the present, without ever deviating from the injustices of the past.
Justin Chang

LA TIMES

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