Film Screenings

Selma | Filmový klub Club

When: 2017-02-07 17:00 - 2017-02-07 19:15
Where: Americké centrum, Tržiště 13, Praha 1
Entry fee: Volný

Selma is the story of a movement. It 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 signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. This film tells the real story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history. Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo shines as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In English, with English subtitles, 128 mins.

This film screening is a part of the American Center’s Black History Month programming for the month of February. The American Center Director Tony Jones will given opening remarks before the film.