Award-winning filmmaker Sam Pollard (4 Little Girls, Mo’ Better Blues, Jungle Fever) brings to the screen a documentary exploring the life of Martin Luther King Jr. through a different lens. Using never before seen footage, archival information and lost audio recordings, Pollard explores the humanity of King and the FBI’s deep fascination with this civil rights leader. On this episode of Open Dialogue, Pollard offers Noel T. Manning II a closer look at the making of the Critics Choice Award-winning documentary MLK/FBI.
Open Dialogue provides an opportunity for talents of the entertainment industry to talk about their craft, their hopes, and their ongoing journey of arts and entertainment. Noel T. Manning II, host of Open Dialogue, has been an entertainment journalist for over three decades and is a member of several film critics’ organizations.
*Footage is used by permission of IFC Films.
Noel T. Manning is a member of the CCA, SEFCA and the NCFCA and is also the host of the television program and radio show Meet Me at the Movies. He’s the founder of the Real to Reel Film Fest and is an adjunct professor of film studies. When he’s not embracing mainstream, indie, international, documentary or art films, he’s digging into the world of cinema by chatting with principle individuals involved in various aspects of the filmmaking industry.
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