Ciné-Club: Selma

The story of a movement: a powerful and inspired chronicle of the tumultuous campaign led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to secure equal voting rights for all Americans, taking its title from the epic march from Selma to Montgomery that culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. 

"... lucid in its political analysis and sobering in its depictions of racially motivated violence" (Chicago Reader)

 

Selma, Ava DuVernay, 2014 (128 minutes)