About

"Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Voting Rights Act.

7.5
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Directed by

Ava DuVernay

Written by

Paul Webb (Writer)
Ava DuVernay (Writer)

Runtime

127 minutes

Country

United States of America, United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

One dream can change the world

Cast

Keywords

woman director president 1960s martin luther king alabama protest march civil rights lyndon johnson selma malcolm x african american history

Photos

Lists

#19 on The 50 best films of the decade so far The Dissolve

#16 on The 25 Most Critically-Acclaimed Films of 2014 They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#335 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#25 on The 50 Best Movies of the 2010s Rolling Stone

Awards

Oscar for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song John Legend

Oscar nomination for Best Motion Picture of the Year Dede Gardner Jeremy Kleiner