Selma - London

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Selma
Screening
Selma

Event Date

Tue 10 Jul 2018

Event Time

10:30 - 13:00

Location

Genesis Cinema,
93-95 Mile End Road,
London,
England,
E1 4UJ

12

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Cost

FREE

Recommended Age Group

14+

Curriculum Subject/s

  • Citizenship
  • Democracy
  • History
  • Human Rights
  • Politics
  • Twentieth Century

WHAT: Into Film is proud to present an educational screening of Selma as part of our Summer Screenings programme.

WHEN: Tuesday 10 July, 10:30am - 13:00pm (the film will start promptly at 10:45am)

WHERE: Genesis Cinema 93-95 Mile End Road London E1 4UJ

 

Synopsis: 

This absorbing drama focuses on a few months in 1965 and King's involvement in the campaign to secure voting rights for black Americans. David Oyelowo's gripping central performance emphasises King's weaknesses, doubts and pressures as well as his charisma and skilled oratory. The tight focus of the film places King's achievements in context, revealing the tactics and conflicts of the wider civil rights movement. Scenes of brutality during protest provide a timely reminder of the violence and urgency of King's campaign as well as society's continuing distance from his ideals.

Duration: 2 hours 8 mins

Certificate: 12

Language: English

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*Educators must ensure they book tickets for themselves as well as students. On the order form, please indicate how many young people and how many adults will attend out of the total amount of tickets you have booked.*

 

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Film title

Selma


Synopsis

Martin Luther King is well known as one of America's greatest advocates of civil rights for Black Americans. This absorbing drama focuses on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches and the events leading up to this historic moment in American history. After accepting his Nobel Peace Prize, four Black girls in Alabama are killed by a bomb set by the Ku Klux Klan, setting off a chain of events that lead to a rising up of Black Americans against racial injustice. As Dr King readies himself to lead the forthcoming rallies, he must deal with the US government as well as his own weakness and doubts. Complex and moving, this is a film which explores, in depth, the intricacies of leadership and the wider civil rights movement in America.

Contains moderate violence, racist language, infrequent strong language

Director/s

Ava DuVernay

Year

2014

Country of Production

USA

Genres

  • Based on a true story
  • Biopics
  • Period and Historical

Language

English

Duration

123 minutes

Venue name

Genesis Cinema

Address

93-95 Mile End Road,
London,
England,
E1 4UJ