The night before his 1968 assassination, Martin Luther King, Jr. retires to the Lorraine Hotel after delivering his last impassioned speech, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.” He flirts with a comely room-service maid, whose agenda is greater than a simple meal. As their conversation deepens, true intentions come to light in a story about racism and justice, the divergent paths of legacy, and how a great man is also a human being. The Mountaintop is steeped in magical realism and symbolism.

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