Best Picture Nominee 'Selma' Returning to Theaters This Weekend
by Ethan Anderton
March 18, 2015
Even though you can probably still catch Selma in some theaters right now, Paramount Pictures is sending the Best Picture nominee back to even more theaters starting this weekend in honor of the 50th anniversary of the historic march depicted in the drama. And the good news is that if you go see Selma during the encore engagement (find out where it will be playing right here), when you buy one ticket, you'll get one free. This is a beautiful, powerful drama, and if I had seen it before the end of last year, it would have been in my Top 10 Films of 2014. Tell as many people as you can to go see Selma this weekend.
If you need more convincing, watch the trailer for Ava DuVernay's Selma right here:
Check out the powerful performance of Selma's Oscar-winning original song "Glory" right here.
Selma is directed by Ava DuVernay ("Scandal") from a script she wrote with first-time writer Paul Webb. The films tells the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historic struggle to secure voting rights for all people – a dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and led to President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. David Oyelowo (Jack Reacher, The Butler) stars as Martin Luther King Jr. along with Carem Ejogo as Coretta Scott King, Tom Wilkinson as Lyndon B. Johnson, Cuba Gooding Jr. as Fred Gray, Common as James Bevel and many more. Paramount will re-release the Best Picture nominated Selma starting this weekend. See it again?