Martin Luther King Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. However, his fight for equal rights and freedoms for African-American citizens had just started. Ignored initially by the President when he asked him for federal legislation to allow black citizens to register to vote, he decided to organize a peaceful march from Selma to Montgomery (Alabama) to give visibility to the protest. However, police brutality stained the march with blood. The resulting images, broadcasted on national television, turned out to be the definitive inflection point to accomplish the objective of the protest.
Director Ava DuVernay captures these historical events in this highly-acclaimed British-American co-production, which has received very positive reviews from American critics. The film has obtained five nominations for the Independent Spirit Awards and two nominations for the Academy Awards, in both cases including Best Picture. The film will be released in Spain on March 6th and, therefore, Americana will be the only opportunity where the audience will enjoy Selma on the big screen right before the Academy Awards ceremony.
Oscar: nominated for Best Motion Picture and Best Original Song
Independent Spirit Awards: nominated for Best Feature, Director, Cinematography, Male Lead and Supporting Female
Golden Globes: Best Original Song and nominated for Best Motion Picture, Director and Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Runtime: 128 min
Director: Ava DuVernay
Cast: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth, Tom Wilkinson
Subtitles: Wanda Films
Contact: Wanda Films