Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Movie Time: Selma

The Longview NAACP Unit would like to support the movie SELMA, by attending the 4:15 PM Matinee - Sat., Jan. 10th @ Regal Longview Stadium 14 Theatre  - 3070 N. Eastman Road.

Please Come out and Join us!

Meet afterwards at Cheddars for a bite & discussion!

4:15 PM
Adult Matinee $8.00     Senior….…$7.50     Child….…$7.00 

Selma is directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb. Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for blacks to register to vote. In 1965, the Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. In 1965, despite violent opposition, voting rights marches were led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. of SCLC and John Lewis of SNCC from Selma to Montgomery The film stars David Oyelowo as King, Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon Johnson, Common as Bevel, and Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King.

Selma has garnered four Golden Globe Award nominations, including Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Director.

Cast
           
•           David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King, Jr.               •           Oprah Winfrey as Annie Lee Cooper
•           Tom Wilkinson as Lyndon B. Johnson                      •           Cuba Gooding, Jr. as Fred Gray
•           Tim Roth as George Wallace                                      •           Niecy Nash as Richie Jean Jackson
•           Common as James Bevel                                            •           Wendell Pierce as Hosea Williams
•           Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King                         •           Ledisi as Mahalia Jackson
•           Lorraine Toussaint as Amelia Boynton Robinson   •           Martin Sheen as Frank Minis Johnson

Marcia Shivers-Johnson
Longview NAACP Community Coordinator

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