Selma

This film is the story of a movement. It 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 signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. This film tells the real story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history.

- Synopsis provided by CinemaSource

Credits

Director:

  • Ava DuVernay

Cast:

  • David Oyelowo
  • Cuba Gooding Jr.
  • Tim Roth
  • Cuba Gooding Jr.
  • Carmen Ejogo
  • Alessandro Nivola
  • Martin Sheen
  • Tom Wilkinson
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Tessa Thompson

Writers:

  • Ava DuVernay
  • Paul Webb

Producers:

  • Christian Colson
  • Dede Gardner
  • Jeremy Kleiner
  • Oprah Winfrey

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