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Selma 2014 12

128 mins United Kingdom

David Oyelowo’s stunning performance as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. adorns this gripping account of the civil rights marches that would chart a new course for social justice in America.

Set in 1964 at the heights of the civil rights campaign, Dr. King and his team have arranged a series of marches through Southern towns to protest against voting rights injustices. As they prepare to march from Selma to Montgomery the omens suggest a violent clash awaits; while President Lyndon B. Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) observes anxiously from afar and J. Edgar Hoover (Tim Roth) covertly interferes with King’s private life.

Nominated for two Academy Awards (including Best Picture), Ava DuVernay’s powerful, essential drama details a momentous sequence of events with unflinching precision, highlighting the inspirational human stories at the centre of a key period in American history.

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Featuring

Oprah Winfrey

Tim Roth

Cuba Gooding Jr

Giovanni Ribisi

Carmen Ejogo

Tom Wilkinson

David Oyelowo

Genres

Historical drama Biopic

Collection

Black Star Oscars - Best Picture

Certificate

12 Contains moderate violence, racist language, infrequent strong language

Released

2014

Country

United Kingdom

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