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Fri, Feb 26 at 7:00pm CST

MLK/FBI featuring a Q&A with director Sam Pollard

  • One Show Only
  • FREE via Belcourt Virtual Cinema
MLK/FBI featuring a Q&A with director Sam Pollard


Join the Belcourt and IFC Films for a free virtual screening of Sam Pollard’s MLK/FBI, one night only, followed by a pre-recorded Q&A between Pollard and Nashville’s NewsChannel 5 anchor Vicki Yates. Includes a welcome from Fisk University alumnus and Belcourt board member Terrance Hurd.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered today as an American hero: a bridge-builder, a shrewd political tactician, and a moral leader. Yet throughout his history-altering political career, he was often treated by U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies like an enemy of the state. In this virtuosic documentary, award-winning editor and director Sam Pollard (director/producer of “Eyes on the Prize” and SAMMY DAVIS, JR.: I’VE GOTTA BE ME; editor of 4 LITTLE GIRLS, MO’ BETTER BLUES) lays out a detailed account of the FBI surveillance that dogged King’s activism throughout the ’50s and ’60s — fueled by the racist and red-baiting paranoia of J. Edgar Hoover. In crafting a rich archival tapestry, featuring some revelatory restored footage of King, Pollard urges us to remember that true American progress is always hard-won.

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