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.
One of the actors in Selma is Henry Sanders, who starred in Killer of Sheep (1978), a film that the Library of Congress declared a "national treasure" and one of the first fifty on the National Film Registry. The National Society of Film Critics selected it as one of the "100 Essential Films" of all time. In the movie Selma, Henry portrays octogenarian Cager Lee, who was brutally beaten by Alabama law enforcement officers who would then slay his grandson while he lay bloodied and helpless.
President Lyndon B. Johnson:
We shouldn't even be thinking about 1965, we should be thinking about 1985.
Sheriff Jim Clark was not on horseback firing a pistol during the first attempted march to Montgomery. He had just flown into Montgomery after an appearance on ABC's "Issues and Answers" and arrived about the time the march broke up.
The initial credits are shown over stills from the film and from promotional materials.
$11,307,394 (USA) (3 February 2015)