Based on David Garrow’s The FBI and Martin Luther King Jr.: From Solo to Memphis, the documentary explores how the FBI investigated and harassed Martin Luther King Jr.  Using archival footage with no talking heads (until the end), the film is searing and emotional.  I spoke with Pollard about:

*** The genesis of the film

*** Using archival footage versus talking heads

*** Why is the film relevant now

“MLK/FBI” from IFC Films opens in select theaters and on-demand on January 15th, just in time for MLK Jr. Day.