MLK/FBI

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  • TV-PG
  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Release year: 2021
  • Running time: 104 min
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... read more
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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 including former FBI Director James Comey MLK/FBI tells this astonishing and tragic story with searing relevance to our current moment.

Original Release

01/15/2021

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Cast

Martin Luther King Self / himself (archival footage)
James Comey himself (archival footage) / Self - Director of the FBI, 2013 - 2017
Beverly Gage herself / Self - Yale University, Author, G-Men: J. Edgar Hoover and the American Century
J. Edgar Hoover himself (archival footage) / Self - FBI Director
Andrew Young himself / Self - Southern Christian Leadership Conference, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Mayor of Atlanta
David Garrow himself / Self - Author, Bearing the Cross
Clarence Jones Self - Attorney, Speechwriter for Martin Luther King, Jr
Donna Murch herself / Self - Rutgers University, Author, Living in the City: Migration, Education and the Rise of the Black Panthers
Charles Knox himself / Self - Federal Bureau of Investigation, Retired / Special Agent, Counterintelligence
Marc Perrusquia himself / Self - Journalist
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Sam Pollard

Writers

Benjamin Hedin, Laura Tomaselli

Cast

Martin Luther King Self / himself (archival footage)
James Comey himself (archival footage) / Self - Director of the FBI, 2013 - 2017
Beverly Gage herself / Self - Yale University, Author, G-Men: J. Edgar Hoover and the American Century
J. Edgar Hoover himself (archival footage) / Self - FBI Director
Andrew Young himself / Self - Southern Christian Leadership Conference, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Mayor of Atlanta
David Garrow himself / Self - Author, Bearing the Cross
Clarence Jones Self - Attorney, Speechwriter for Martin Luther King, Jr
Donna Murch herself / Self - Rutgers University, Author, Living in the City: Migration, Education and the Rise of the Black Panthers
Charles Knox himself / Self - Federal Bureau of Investigation, Retired / Special Agent, Counterintelligence
Marc Perrusquia himself / Self - Journalist
Arthur Goldberg Self - Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.
Merv Griffin Self - TV Host
Lyndon B. Johnson Self - 36th President of the United States
Kenneth Keating Self - U.S. Senator from New York
John F. Kennedy Self - 35th President of the United States
Robert F. Kennedy Self - Former United States Attorney General
Coretta Scott King Self - Wife of Martin Luther King, Jr
Dan Rather Self - Panelist, Face the Nation
James Earl Ray Self - Martin Luther King, Jr's Assassin
Ronald Reagan Self

Producers

Charlotte Cook Executive Producer
Steven Farneth Executive Producer
David Friend Executive Producer
Marie Therese Guirgis Executive Producer
Kate Hurwitz Executive Producer
Jeffrey Lurie Executive Producer
Dana O'Keefe Executive Producer
Benjamin Hedin Producer
Brian Becker Producer
Kenneth Alexander Campbell Producer
Sheila Griffin Producer
Jessica Luya Producer
Phil Pinto Producer
Kate Hurwitz Producer

Editors

Laura Tomaselli

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