"You get to the point where your demons, which are terrifying, get smaller and smaller and you get bigger and bigger.”
In 1967, four months after Martin Luther King Jr. called the federal government the "greatest purveyor of violence in the world,"
J. Edgar Hoover sent out an FBI directive whose goal was to "Prevent the rise of a 'messiah' who could unify and electrify the militant black nationalist movement." Before his assassination in 1965, Hoover initially saw Malcom X as this leader, but now feared King would be taking up the mantle. This weekend, we're opening the documentary, MLK/FBI, which explores Hoover's years-long racist smear campaign against King. Hoover was a square who couldn't stop thinking about sex—it was his go-to attack against John F. Kennedy, Jean Seberg, homosexuals in the federal government, and most infamously, Martin Luther King Jr. Through declassified archival FBI photographs and recordings, MLK/FBI explores just how terrified Hoover and the FBI were at the prospect of white supremacy falling, and how by using centuries-old racist tactics of the sex-craved black man, Hoover threw all his power behind blunting the rising voice of King.
Also opening is Promising Young Woman, the directorial debut of Killing Eve executive producer and writer, Emerald Fennell. Carey Mulligan plays Cassandra, a medical school dropout, who turns past trauma into vengeance, power into weakness, predators into prey, but at her core, is a wounded human full of grief and unprocessed rage, just trying to decipher it all like the rest of us. Much like her smash television series, Fennell's first feature film is unpredictable, brazen, intelligent, and very topical in the Me Too era.
We will also be continuing the award-winning Wolfwalkers, as well as One Night In Miami, and Wonder Woman 1984.
With cases on the rise again, masks are required for all, and our employees will be wearing gloves and meticulously cleaning. We also have hand sanitizer stationed throughout the theater, ventilation running, staggered seating, and seat-side concession delivery to cut down on lobby traffic.
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