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United States, Date: January 09, 2015, 128 Mins.


All | Biography | Drama
  • Cast & Credits:

    Release date: January 9, 2015
    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: Tim Roth, Tom Wilkinson, Giovanni Ribisi, Martin Sheen, Oprah Winfrey, Alessandro Nivola, Cuba Gooding Jr., David Oyelowo, Common , Carmen Ejogo, Lorraine Toussaint
    Genre: Drama, Biography    
    Runtime: 128 mins
    Budget: $20,000,000 (estimated)
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"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.   

Did You Know?

Selma is the first ever theatrically released biopic of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


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