- Ava DuVernay
- David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tom Wilkinson
As relevant now as it was fifty years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s March on Selma demanded the ear of the President, and the eyes of the nation. Demanding more than a patronizing “we’ll get to this later” attitude from Washington, King thrust racial disparity into the headlines with his non-violent march for universal voting rights for all American citizens. Ava DuVernay has made a “scorching, full-bodied, flat-out great film,” (The Telegraph) that gracefully shows us that the simple, humane demands made at Selma in 1965 resonate across the streets of America to this day.