Set over a three-month period, new film SELMA offers a sharply focused, strikingly intimate account of how Rev. Dr. MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr., and the organization he helped found, the SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE (SCLC), organized a series of 50-mile marches from SELMA to MONTGOMERY, AL, in 1965.
The anti-black violence that erupted on Sunday, March 7, 1965, is now known as BLOODY SUNDAY, galvanized the nation, and ultimately spurred the passage of the VOTING RIGHTS ACT Of 1965.
SELMA stars UK-native Actor DAVID OYELOWO as Rev. Dr. MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr., is directed by AVA DuVERNAY, produced by OPRAH WINFREY, and together they cover VARIETY Magazine.