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MLK/FBI explores the investigation and harassment of Martin Luther King Jr. by The Federal Bureau of Investigation, utilizing a trove of documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act and unsealed by the National Archives. The film contrasts Hoover and King, two powerful, iconic figures who, despite all of their differences, saw themselves in the same way, as a protector of liberty–a guardian of the American dream. Yet their view of that dream could not have been more opposed, and to examine their strange and tortured relationship is to ask questions as central to our time as it was to theirs. What is “free,” what is “American”? What do we mean when we use those words, and who controls the definitions?

Runtime: 104 Minutes
Rating: Not Rated
Language: English
Format: Digital Print
Venue: Cinema Capitol