Movies That Matters Presents Selma

Event details

  • July 19, 2016
  • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • 10341 Water Street Highway 42 Ephraim, WI 54211

David Oyelowo stars as Martin Luther King Jr. in this historical drama set during the height of the American civil-rights movement. Brad Pitt and Oprah Winfrey produce and Ava DuVernay directs.

Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, and their efforts culminated in President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. (2015, 127 minutes)

Join us for this film on Tuesday, July 19 at 4:30 pm.