PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History
A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.
The movie's title comes from the name of the city, Selma, in Alabama, which is the starting place of the historic voting rights march shown in the movie.
Gov. George Wallace:
Mr. President, malcontents are disrupting Alabama and it's your responsibility to stop them.
President Lyndon B. Johnson: They're protesting about the right to vote and the way they're treated in your state, so that's your problem and it's your responsibility and it's on your ...
At the beginning of the first march, the marchers pass an auto parts store with a sign outside advertising "Shocks Struts (etc)". Very few cars used struts in 1965, and the few that did most likely would not have been available in Selma.
The initial credits are shown over stills from the film and from promotional materials.
$11,307,394 (USA) (3 February 2015)
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