New York FF 2020: MLK/FBI

MLK/FBI becomes the first feature-length documentary to really examine the FBI’s surveillance and harassment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Freedom of Information Act can be a wonderful tool when used.  In this instance, we’re allowed to see declassified files that show how longtime FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover targeted the likes of Dr. King.  These files were declassified in 2017-2018 so it’s a quick production on that part.  That Hoover targeted King certainly…

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All In: The Fight for Democracy Is Essential Viewing

All In: The Fight for Democracy is a must-watch documentary–headlined by Stacey Abrams–that explores the history of voter suppression in the United States. “Every American citizen must have an equal right to vote,” President Lyndon Baines Johnson once declared in a Special Message to Congress. The fact that All In is focused on Stacey Abrams is especially telling.  All eyes were on the governor’s race in Georgia back in 2018.  Sure, the election was close…

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Long Time Coming: A 1955 Baseball Story

Long Time Coming: A 1955 Baseball Story tells the long-overdue story of the first all-white vs. all-black Little League baseball game in the Deep South. The game took place about eight years after Jackie Robinson integrated Major League Baseball in 1947.  The Civil Rights movement had started a year before this playoff game took place.  When you’re a kid and into baseball, that’s all you want to do.  It really doesn’t matter who you’re playing…

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