Selma was one of the most talked about films for the latter part of last year and the first quarter of this year. Centered around the march from Selma to Montgomery and the Voting Rights Act, Selma gives us a new, refreshing look at Dr. Martin Luther King, one different than the sanitized version the media tries to sell to us. It might’ve been snubbed from some major awards, but that doesn’t take away from the brilliance of the film. Ava DuVernay has already announced that each high school will be receiving a copy of Selma. Now you can, too. Cast and crew information can be found here and a brief synopsis is included below.
Selma 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 signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernay’s Selma tells the real story of the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his brothers and sisters in the movement that prompted change that forever altered history.
Selma is available here.