Monday Night Film Series: Selma

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SelmaKeyArt_Ref319 copyAva DuVernays
UK/USA, 2014

English
128 minutes
Principal Cast: David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding Jr.

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. This film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, and won for Best Song.

PLEASE NOTE: This week’s feature will play on Tuesday for this week only. 

Selma | Monday (Tuesday) Night Film Series | Tilley Hall, Room 102, UNB Campus | April 21, 2015 – 7:30pm

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