SELMA is the story of a movement.?The film chronicles the tumultuous?three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 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.? Director Ava DuVernay?s SELMA tells the real story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history.
Director, Ava DuVernay?participated in an intimate conversation as part of the BronzeLens Film?Festival?s ?Cinema and Social Justice Sunday.??The event?took place at the Landmark Theater in Atlanta, GA and featured the BLFF Rising Superstar alum along with one of her Selma?producers Paul Garnes.
DuVernay shared a six-minute clip of the film followed by an insightful Q&A with an audience that included Atlanta City Councilman, Michael Julian Bond; City of Atlanta Office of Entertainment director, LaRonda Sutton; Hit the Floor?actress, Logan Browning; Selma?actress Charity Jordan; AAFCA?s?Gil Robertson;?RoomieLoverFriend?actress Shayla Hale as well as aspiring filmmakers and college students.