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PG-13| 2 hr. 8 min.

Plot Summary
Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, and their efforts culminated in President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Cast: David Oyelowo , Tom Wilkinson , Carmen Ejogo , Giovanni Ribisi , Alessandro Nivola , Cuba Gooding Jr. , Tim Roth , Oprah Winfrey

Director: Ava DuVernay

Genres: Docudrama, Historical drama

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Selma (2014)

Release Date: January 9th, 2015|2 hr. 8 min.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 10 )
  • The sad fact is that racial injustice is timelier than ever. Righteous fury is in the air. And that fervor to stand up and be counted is all over Selma. show more

  • This is a remarkable performance, remarkable not only in its force, but in its strength and precision. Oyelowo is reason alone to see Selma, and if you need another reason, there’s Carmen Ejogo, as a lovely, strong and haunted Coretta Scott King. show more

  • A deeply moving film, it's a powerful reminder of a time not so long ago when, for a large group of Americans, attempting to register to vote could result in a serious threat to their lives. show more

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  • January 30, 2015 Monae West
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    I loved this movie it was great. It taught me a lot. It also helped me have a better understanding of what our people had to go through to pay the way for the simple things we take for granted

  • January 22, 2015 kiss0809
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    Such a powerful.one of the best this year. .Sad that David Olyelow was Not nominated for an Academy award. It is really a shame. This movie is quite relevant and a significant part of history for all to know. David gives an amazing and moving performance. One of the best this year given by any actor. I am sure he will many other awards and this will probably win best movie this year (just as restitution for not nominating any of the actors or the director).

  • January 19, 2015 Karen
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    Selma is an outstanding film and should be considered the most important film of the year. This film should be viewed by all.

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  • Selma, Lord, Selma (1999)

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