Students should see “Selma”

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Currently in theaters is the exhilarating film that depicts one of the many movements and acts involved in the fight for suffrage and equality.

The story covers the three-month period in 1965 when Martin Luther King, Jr. traveled to Selma, Alabama. The purpose of the 54 mile march from Selma to Montgomery was to protest the voting laws that were in place at that time.

The movie is directed by Ava DuVernay, and has superb performances by actors David Oyelowo in the role of Martin Luther King, Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon Johnson, Tim Roth as George Wallace, Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King, and American rapper and actor Common as James Bevel.

The movie was nominated for Best Picture by the Academy but not for best director or best actor and many Hollywood critics said that it is a problem.

The movie is phenomenal. It depicted each character and action that took place during the events of the Civil Rights Movement. The film does depict many violent scenes and parents with small children should be warned and might want to exercise caution on that matter. Overall the editing style, costume design and soundtrack were very appropriate for the movie and meaning. DuVernay delivered an amazing film and all audiences should view it.

The film is not playing in the area so you’ll have to go to go to theaters in Asheville, N.C. You can view this film at Regal Biltmore Grande Stadium 15 & RPXCarolina Cinemas, and the Carmike 10.