Director Ava DuVernay’s film about Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil-rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., is, as I say in my video review above, worthy in every way of the man whose story it tells.
The film is up for four Golden Globes this weekend (including Best Picture, Drama), and also has been nominated for five Independent Spirit Awards (including Best Feature).
Selma’s stars include David Oyelowo as King, Carmen Ejogo as a terrific and strikingly similar Coretta Scott King, Tom Wilkinson, Tim Roth and Oprah Winfrey (who also produced). Other producers include Christian Colson, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner. Brad Pitt is among the Executive Producers for his Plan B Productions. Paul Webb wrote the screenplay.
Paramount is handling the film’s U.S. distribution. It opened in limited release on Christmas Day and goes wide this week.
Take a look at my review. Have you seen or will you go watch the film? Let us know what you think.