AVA DUVERNAY | USA | 2014 | 128 MIN | PG-13
Part of PFS on US
Tickets for this event are FREE, a reservation to the event is required.
Admission is on a first-come first-served basis.
Director Ava DuVernay’s Oscar-winning dramatization of the 1965 voting rights marches from Selma to Montgomery is remarkable for its grounded, vital rendering of a mythic moment in American history. SELMA follows Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) in the months leading up to the demonstrations, as his attempts to persuade President Lyndon Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) are consistently rebuffed and the work of black civil rights activists in Alabama is met with state-sanctioned violence. In their depiction of King, DuVernay and Oyelowo capture the complexity of the legendary figure, daring to delve beyond his public strength by exploring his private doubts. Yet the film also highlights the work of the numerous, lesser-known activists who marched and sometimes gave their lives for the cause of equal rights, making SELMA a stirring tribute to their personal sacrifice and quiet heroism.
Cast: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth, Common
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