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Sedona Film Fest presents ‘MLK/FBI’ premiere Jan. 15-21

First film to uncover extent of FBI’s surveillance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Sedona International Film Festival will present “MLK/FBI,” Jan. 15-21 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

The Sedona International Film Festival will present “MLK/FBI,” Jan. 15-21 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.


Originally Published: January 12, 2021 8:44 a.m.

The Sedona International Film Festival will present the Northern Arizona premiere of the award-winning and acclaimed new documentary “MLK/FBI” showing Jan. 15-21 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

“MLK/FBI” played to rave reviews and audience and critical acclaim at prestigious film festivals around the world including Telluride, Toronto and New York. The film is directed by Emmy Award-winner and Academy Award-nominee Sam Pollard.

“MLK/FBI” is the first film to uncover the extent of the FBI’s surveillance and harassment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Based on newly discovered and declassified files, utilizing a trove of documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act and unsealed by the National Archives, as well as revelatory restored footage, the documentary explores the government’s history of targeting Black activists, and the contested meaning behind some of our most cherished ideals.

Featuring interviews with key cultural figures, including former FBI Director James Comey, “MLK/FBI” tells this astonishing and tragic story with searing relevance to our current moment.

“MLK/FBI” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Jan. 15-21.

Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 15, 16 and 17; and 7 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 18, 20 and 21.

Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177.

Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona.

For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.