Ava DuVernay brings her strength as a documentarian to this powerful Oscar-nominated dramatisation of America’s Civil Rights movement. Opening with Martin Luther King (an impressively convincing David Oyelowo, THE BUTLER) collecting his Nobel Peace Prize, the film swiftly moves to the bombing of an Alabama church and the dignified attempts of a local resident (co-producer Oprah Winfrey) to register to vote. As its title suggests, SELMA focuses on the city that King chose as pivotal to his efforts to persuade President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) to grant voting rights for all, a battle that proved bitter and often bloody. Carmen Ejogo as King’s equally determined wife Coretta Scott King, Tim Roth as racist governor George Wallace, and Cuba Gooding Jnr shine amongst an extensive, well-drawn cast of characters. Contains moderate violence, racist language and infrequent strong language.
Special screening with EMPIRE magazine. We're excited to be teaming up with the UK's best-selling film magazine EMPIRE in a joint 30th-anniversary celebration!