Friday, December 8

Repertory Series ArchiveBig Screen Must-Sees (past events)In Our View: Films by African American Women


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Big Screen Must See!

(2014) dir Ava DuVernay w/David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Common, Stephan James, Wendell Pierce, Tom Wilkinson, Tim Roth, Giovanni Ribisi [128 min; DCP]
Ava DuVernay’s powerful film portrays the epic 1965 march for voter rights from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. With an astounding performance from David Oyelowo as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., SELMA became a critical and box office hit and has catapulted DuVernay into the ranks of A-List Hollywood directors.

“More often than not … “Selma” focuses on the one thing we don’t expect in a movie about Martin Luther King Jr. – his doubts – and Oyelowo comes through with a deeply felt and quite brilliant performance.” – Ty Burr, Boston Globe

“History becomes breathtaking drama in “Selma”; there’s an urgent realism in the storytelling, as if we’re seeing this just in time.” – Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times

“DuVernay’s look at Martin Luther King’s 1965 voting-rights march against racial injustice stings with relevance to the here and now. Oyelowo’s stirring, soulful performance as King deserves superlatives.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone


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