The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus.
Thursday, January 17 (7:30 p.m.)
Selma (Paramount, 2014)
David Oyelowo stars as Martin Luther King, Jr. in this award-winning drama based on the Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches in 1965 led by King, James Bevel, Hosea Williams and John Lewis. Directed by Ava DuVernay, the film was listed on many critics’ top ten lists for the year. It was nominated for Best Picture and won Best Original Song for “Glory” at the 87th Academy Awards. The cast features Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon B. Johnson; Tim Roth as Gov. George Wallace; Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King; and Common as James Bevel. Richard Roeper of the “Chicago Sun-Times” praised the film as “an important history lesson that never feels like a lecture.” Shown in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Rated PG-13. Digital presentation, 128 min.
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