Ana DuVernay's "Selma" is a moving addition to the canon of black historical bio-pics. "Selma" is an unflinching look inside the historic 1965 march campaigning for voting rights. The film establishes the march as one of the major victories of the Civil Rights Movement and unveils on-screen a radical side of Dr. King. DuVarney gives a sharp analysis of King at the time of the march and the mechanisms behind the protest. The most striking aspect of the film is DuVarney's decision not to give King the watered down treatment heaped on by politicians and textbooks. DuVarney's approach is to portray a man who is human, with many layers, doubts, and fears. The film is a must-see. DuVarney cleverly, through the characters in the film, points out other battles during the movement: Albany, Freedom Summer, Birmingham, and the tensions within SNCC. In the context of the recent gutting of provisions within the Voting Rights Act and discussions about King's legacy, this is a film as timely as it is historical.
Dramatizes the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches.
Ava DuVernay, Dylan Baker, Charles Black, Cuba Gooding, Wendell Pierce, Tim Roth, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Lorraine Toussaint, Tom Wilkinson, Oprah Winfrey, Martin Sheen, Carmen Ejogo, Giovanni Ribisi, Alessandro Nivola, Mark Cabus, E. Roger Mitchell, Niecy Nash, Clay Chappell, Brandon O'Dell, Colman Domingo, Omar J. Dorsey, David Oyelowo, Henry G. Sanders, Nigel Thatch, Kent Faulcon, Jody Thompson, Common, Corey Reynolds, Tessa Thompson, Brian Kurlander, Brandon Carroll, Jeremy Strong, Andre Holland, John Lavelle, Tara Ochs, Travis Turner, John Archer Lundgren, Dane Davenport, Stephan James, Keith Stanfield, Yamanee Coleman, Christine Horn, Stan Houston, Joseph Oliveira, Michael Shikany, Trai Byers, Haviland Stillwell, Charity Jordan, Preston Baker, Greg Chandler Maness, Ledisi Young, Elizabeth Diane Wells, Fred Galle, Amahre Palmer, Nadej K. Bailey, Montrel Miller, Merriwether Stormy, Trinity Simone, Walter Hendrix, Charlandra L. Jacobs, David Silverman, Jordan Christina Rice, Clint Crane, Kenny Cooper, Mikeria Howard, Roger A. Harrison, Aaron Brewstar, Dexter Tillis, Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut, Jeffery James Bucchino, John Merical, Shannon Edwards, Gordon Meyer, J.J. Green, Patti Schellhaas, Andrew Bleidner, Samuel Lee Fudge, Qualen Bradley, Kyle McMahon, Kathy Alderman, John Collier, Mike Taylor, Jasmine Taylor, Tim Battle, Carol Anne Taylor, Raven Ferguson, Scotty Bishop, Rachelle Wicker, Ronan Brookes, Thom McGlon, Christopher Anthony Carr, Thomas Hughes, Amy Elizabeth Jones, Ryan Fontaine, AngelAnn Green-Orr, Todd Sassano, Donald Horner, Paul Webb