MLK/FBI to be screened at Rose Theatre


PORT TOWNSEND — To mark Martin Luther King Day this Monday, Rose Theatre owner Rocky Friedman will return to an annual tradition: Showing a civil rights-relevant movie in person for free as a gift to the community.

“MLK/FBI” is 2022’s film, to light the big screen at the Rose, 235 Taylor St., at 1 p.m. Monday.

Tickets — maximum two per person — are available free at the Rose box office; they also can be reserved at with a $1.50 per-ticket charge online.

The documentary, made by Emmy-winning director Sam Pollard, uses recently unsealed materials from the National Archives, documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act and restored archival footage to tell a true story: from the late 1950s through the ’60s, the FBI spied on and harassed Martin Luther King Jr. as he rose to prominence.

The surveillance started with wiretapping the…

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