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Selma - Black History Every Month

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  • Fri 11 Oct
  • 127 minutes
  • Director: Ava DuVernay
  • Cast: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth
  • USA (2015)


"Selma is spectacularly staged, impressively acted and narratively satisfying. But it is also something much, much more and we need much, much more like it." The Reader

"Ava DuVernay's vital civil rights drama is the film Martin Luther King deserved" Little White Lies

"Selma is a rousing political drama, made with enough verve and passion never merely to seem didactic. Its near complete absence from this year's Oscar nominations is baffling and suggests a double standard." The Independent

SELMA is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernays SELMA tells the real story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history.