Chicago International Film Festival celebrates Black History Month with MLK/FBI virtual discussion

In celebration of Black History Month, the Chicago International Film Festival’s Black Perspectives Committee and IFC Films are hosting a virtual discussion about MLK/FBI with director Sam Pollard.

The documentary examines the United States government’s surveillance and harassment of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The film debuted on January 15, 2021 – three days before MLK Day.

Find out where to watch MLK/FBI via the film’s official website and then come with questions to Chicago International Film Festival’s virtual event on YouTube. As a special bonus, Cinema/Chicago members can stream the film for free beforehand.

The MLK/FBI discussion with director Sam Pollard takes place on Wednesday, February 3 at 8:30 PM Central Time. We are embedding the video stream below, or you can watch on YouTube.

Pollard is an award-winning American film director and editor. Pollard has won an Academy Award, Emmy Award, and a Career Achievement Award from the International Documentary Association. Last year, MLK/FBI was named best documentary at the San Diego International Film Festival.

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