December 25, 2014
(limited; wide: January 9)
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Director: Ava DuVernay
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for disturbing thematic material including violence, a suggestive moment, and brief strong la
Screenwriter: Paul Webb
Starring: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tom Wilkinson, Oprah Winfrey, Common , Lorraine Toussaint, Tim Roth, Giovanni Ribisi, Alessandro Nivola, Cuba Gooding Jr., Martin Sheen
"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 DuVernay's "Selma" tells the 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.