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Film available to watch January 22, 1:00 PM - January 24, 1:00 PM via Eventive

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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 (Editor, 4 LITTLE GIRLS, MO’ BETTER BLUES; Director/Producer, EYEZ ON THE PRIZE, SAMMY DAVIS, JR.: I’VE GOTTA BE ME) 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.

How to watch

  • The film will be available to watch Friday, January 22, 1pm until Friday, January 24, 1pm via Eventive
  • RSVP beginning January 18, 1pm by clicking the button above and/or in the invite email
  • RSVP's must be received by 10:00am on January 22
  • The watch link will be sent at or shortly before 1pm PT on January 22 from 
  • Conversation with Director Sam Pollard.

Further details on how to watch on Eventive may be found here.

Event Details

Date: Jan 22 1:00 p.m. to Jan 24 - 1:00 p.m. RSVP Window Passed

Sam Pollard

Sam Pollard was born in Harlem. His work as an editor and producer spans over 40 years. He is known for editing the Spike Lee films Mo’ Better Blues (90), Clockers (95), 4 Little Girls (97), and Bamboozled (00). Pollard’s credits as director include episodes of the series Eyes on the Prize (90); Slavery by Another Name (12); Two Trains Runnin’ (16); and the TIFF selection Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me (17). MLK/FBI (20) is his latest film.