Selma, Alabama is the place where Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., decided to make a stand in a peaceful fashion to try to pass the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The Civil Rights marches in Selma ended up being violent.
The movie takes an intelligent look at racism during the 1960s. David Oyelowo as Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., does an impeccable job portraying the dogged determination, doubts and guilt that Rev. King must have felt.
Watching this movie we are again reminded of man's inhumanity to man. During the movie, we cried, we clapped, and were in awe of the performances. This movie deserves a number of Oscars, one most assuredly for David Oyelowo.
We both highly recommend it. Five stars.