“SELMA” – Cuba Gooding Jr, Oprah Winfrey (Martin Luther King Jr, Historical Docu-Drama: 2014)

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.

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 Lyndon B. Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) 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 how the pivotal leader and the adamancy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) with his colleagues in the movement prompted change that forever altered history.

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