- 128 min
- Directed by: Ava DuVernay
- Cast: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth, Tom Wilkinson
- UK release: 6 February 2015
The story of the 1965 civil rights marches from Selma to Montgomery, with Martin Luther King (Oyelowo) facing a nervous President Johnson (Wilkinson) and Alabama's racist Governor Wallace (Roth). Among a stellar cast Oyelowo is exceptional, and DuVernay and Webb capture both the greatness and the limitations of King's achievements. Essential.
BFI Southbank, London SE1 (0.0 miles)
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Selma2 Feb 2015
Astonishing Martin Luther King biopic from Ava DuVernay, starring David Oyelowo
In his iconic 1963 speech, Martin Luther King shared his dream that one day all Americans would be judged not by 'the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character'. While King's words echo down the years, his optimism remains largely…
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