Monday, February 9, 2015

Reel Talk: Selma

Synopsis: A chronicle of MLK's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.  

Review: Selma succeeds as a beautiful portrait of  progress  and triumph as well as a stark reminder of the sacrifices that were made to obtain basic human rights. Ava DuVernay's  skillfully captures a rare, intimate and vulnerable glimpse into the  life of the towering figure known Martin Luther King, rousingly portrayed by David Oyelowo. Bravo! (A)

Official Trailer


  1. So, in your opinion, is this our seminal "MLK" movie - on par with Spike Lee's X - or nah?

  2. It's interesting you bring that up because on a sub-conscience level, I was making subtle comparisons. "X" defined a generation which resulted in surge of interest in Malcolm. One only needs to hop in the proverbial time machine to come across the slew of T-shirts, hats, and medallions that were sold when the movie was released. I have to get back to you on that. Maybe a write by you OM on the topic...hmmmm