Exclusive Sundance Clip: HBO’s MLK Doc ‘King In The Wilderness’Posted by Wilson Morales
January 24, 2018
Blackfilm.com has been provided with an exclusive clip to the HBO MLK Doc that had its World Premiere and is currently playing at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, ‘King In The Wilderness.’
Directed by Peter Kunhardt and produced by George Kunhardt and Teddy Kunhardt, the film will air on HBO on April 2.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s leadership during the the bus boycotts, the sit-ins, and the historic Selma-to-Montgomery marches is now considered the stuff of legend. But left out of the history books is much of what happened afterward, during the last three years of his life. King in the Wilderness reveals a conflicted leader who, after the Voting Rights Act passed in 1965, faced an onslaught of criticism from both sides of the political spectrum; the Black Power movement saw his nonviolence as weakness, and President Lyndon B. Johnson saw his anti–Vietnam War speeches as irresponsible. King’s fervent belief in peaceful protest became a testing point for a nation on the brink of chaos.
Through interviews, King in the Wilderness unearths a stirring new perspective into Dr. King’s character, his radical doctrine of nonviolence, and his internal philosophical struggles prior to his assassination in 1968.
Clip Courtesy of HBO