One Week Only!

MLK/FBI

Showtimes
Friday, January 15 – Thursday, January 21 AT 6:00PM | GENERAL ADMISSION: $15 • LOFT MEMBERS: $12 | TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY | WE CANNOT ACCEPT PASSES FOR THIS SCREENING

MOVIE + SNACK COMBO: GENERAL ADMISSION: $25 • LOFT MEMBERS: $20 (combo includes admission + one large bag of fresh popcorn and one bottled water or canned soda)

This film is also available to watch inside the theater as a Private Theatre Rental. Get info here.

This Open Air Cinema presentation will take place outdoors at The Loft Cinema, and seating is limited (sanitized chairs will be provided, or you can supply your own). The Loft Cinema adheres to all current health and safety guidelines. Social Distancing will be strictly enforced, and masks must be worn at all times (except when eating/drinking). Let’s have a fun, safe and unforgettable night at the movies, Open Air style!

“Incendiary … astounding … a tensely absorbing documentary.” – Owen Gleiberman, Variety

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, Mo’ Better Blues; Director/Producer, 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.(Dir. by Sam Pollard, 2020, USA, 104 mins., Not Rated)