Welcome to a special 58th New York Film Festival edition of the Film at Lincoln Center podcast. Today, programmer K. Austin Collins is joined by director Sam Pollard to discuss his new documentary MLK/FBI. Throughout his history-altering political career, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was often treated by U.S. intelligence and law enforcement like an enemy of the state. In this virtuosic documentary, veteran editor and director Pollard lays out a detailed account of the FBI surveillance that dogged King’s activism throughout the 1950s and ’60s.
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