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Selma

This 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 DuVernays 'Selma' tells the real 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.

Year: 2014
Genre: Drama, True Stories, Biography, Black Civil Rights, James' Favourites
Country: USA, UK
Director: Ava DuVernay
Starring: Carmen Ejogo, David Oyelowo, Tim Roth, Tom Wilkinson, Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding Jr, Martin Sheen, Dylan Baker, Giovanni Ribisi, Wendell Pierce, Andre Holland
Duration: 122 Minutes
Rating: M - Violence and offensive language
7.5/10
Location in store: Highlights

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