New York Film Festival

Queens Drive-In: MLK/FBI

Mon Sep 21 8:00 PM

The Film

MLK/FBI

Sam Pollard | US | 104

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, veteran editor and director Sam Pollard (Two Trains Runnin’) 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.

Event Details

Along with a drive-in screening, this film will screen virtually from September 21 at 8pm ET through September 26 at 8pm ET. Get tickets here.

Venue

Queens Drive-In at The New York Hall of Science

47-01 111th St, Corona, NY 11368

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The show presented in partnership with

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