SELMA (2014) directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb. It is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches. The film stars actors David Oyelowo as King, Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon B. Johnson, Tim Roth as George Wallace, Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King, and rapper and actor Common as James Bevel. The film was nominated for two Oscars: Best Picture and Best Original Song (which it won).
On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a rating of 89%. The site's critical consensus reads: "Fueled by a gripping performance from David Oyelowo, Selma draws inspiration and dramatic power from the life and death of Martin Luther King, Jr. — but doesn't ignore how far we remain from the ideals his work embodied."
Attendees will select the next film in the series, which runs every two weeks on Wednesdays at 7pm at TCC.
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