Magazine article Screen International

Feature Documentary about Civil Rights Activist Michael X in the Works

Magazine article Screen International

Feature Documentary about Civil Rights Activist Michael X in the Works

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EXCLUSIVE: Film to be introduced at Cannes market; Amy archive producers onboard.

Goalpost Film and Noah Media Group are working on a feature-length documentary about the life of controversial civil rights activist Michael X, who was executed in 1975.

Clint Dyer co-directs with Gabriel Clarke. Clarke previously co-directed Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans (with John McKenna), which was in Official Selection at Cannes in 2015. He is also an award-winning sports broadcaster.

Director, writer and actor Dyer directed the Olivier-nominated production The Big Life, and is currently developing a new play on Michael X for Stratford East.

Michael X will be produced by Noah Media's Victoria Barrell and John McKenna and executive produced by Tristan Whalley and Jessie Mangum of Goalpost Film, who will introduce the project to buyers at Cannes this year.

Dog & Duck Films, who worked on Amy and Senna, are the archive producers.

Michael X (born Michael de Freitas) emerged as a leader in the Black Power movement in the 1960s. …

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