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Garrow, David J., 1953- Motion picture adaptation of (work): FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr. : from "Solo" to Memphis. (Added Author). Pollard, Sam, (film director.). Hedin, Benjamin, (film producer,, screenwriter.). Tomaselli, Laura, (screenwriter.). Comey, James B., Jr., 1960- (on-screen participant.). Gage, Beverly, (on-screen participant.). King, Martin Luther Jr 1929-1968 (on-screen participant.). Field of Vision, (presenter.). Play/Action Pictures, (presenter.). TradesCraft Films, (production company.). IFC Films, (publisher.). James Comey, Beverly Gage, Martin Luther King Jr. (Cast).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Homer Public Library DVD 323.092 MLK 000163945 Video Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
    videodisc
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : IFC Films, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note: Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Based upon the book "The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr.: from 'Solo' to Memphis" by David J. Garrow.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2020.
Title from disc surface.
Widescreen.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, Robert Chappell ; editor, Laura Tomaselli ; score composed by Gerald Clayton.
Participant or Performer Note: James Comey, Beverly Gage, Martin Luther King Jr.
Summary, etc.: 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. -- Provided by publisher.
System Details Note:
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen; Dolby digital 5.1.
Language Note:
Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Subject: King, Martin Luther Jr 1929-1968
Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar) 1895-1972
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Cointelpro History
Undercover operations United States History 20th century
Intelligence service United States History 20th century
African American civil rights workers Biography
Civil rights movements United States History 20th century
African Americans Civil rights History 20th century
United States Race relations History 20th century
Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar) 1895-1972
King, Martin Luther Jr 1929-1968
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Biographical films.
Nonfiction films.
Documentary films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Documentary films.
DVD-Video discs.