Jan 10, 2023

Digital Release Ahead of MLK Weekend Follows Feature-Length Film’s Unprecedented Theatrical Release


New York, NY (January 10, 2023) – Loudmouth, the highly acclaimed documentary on the life and career of Rev. Al Sharpton, will be available for rent and download on Amazon and Apple this Friday, January 13th, ahead of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend.

Loudmouth tells the story of how I came up through the King Movement, followed his school of non-violent direct action, adjusted my advocacy on the guidance of Coretta Scott King, and worked shoulder to shoulder for the last quarter of a century with Martin Luther King, III,” said Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of the National Action Network (NAN). “I hope the story told in this film continues to add to Dr. King’s legacy, so others who watch it this weekend might be inspired to get off the sideline and be a loudmouth in their community.”

Loudmouth’s Amazon and Apple release this Friday follows a historical theatrical release, in which the documentary screened at more than 100 venues in more than 50 cities. The documentary received critical acclaim from The New York TimesVariety, and other top outlets, and enjoyed a successful run on the film festival circuit – including closing out the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival.

The film chronicles more Rev. Sharpton’s rise from a street activist who called out the often present but rarely discussed racism in big cities like New York to one of the nation’s most recognizable civil rights leaders. Through never-before-seen footage and an in-depth interview with Rev. Sharpton, the film examines how his style of advocacy as well as the media’s response to his approach to calling out acts of racial injustice. Written, directed, and produced by Josh Alexander. Produced by Daniel J. Chalfen, Mike Jackson, and Kedar Massenburg. Executive produced by John Legend.

Loudmouth’s release coincides with NAN’s celebration of Dr. King’s impact and legacy. On Monday, the NAN Washington, D.C. bureau, led by Senior Vice President for Policy and Strategic Partnerships Ebonie Riley, will host the organization’s annual breakfast, The Dream Defined. That will be followed up in the afternoon with a Policy Forum at the NAN House of Justice featuring city and state elected officials.


About National Action Network (NAN)
National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency, and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality, or gender.

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