Free Screening of ‘Selma’ for Town Residents

SELMA, one of the most talked about and controversial films from director Ava DuVernay will be shown for free to the titular town’s residents at the Selma Walton Theater beginning Jan. 9.

The film, starring David Oyelowo as Dr. King, chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. DuVernay’s SELMA tells the story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history.

Currently open in select cities, SELMA opens in theaters nationwide on January 9, 2015. To learn more about the film, visit