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Selma

DVD - 2015 DVD Drama Selma 2 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.4 out of 5

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Call Number: DVD Drama Selma
On Shelf At: Pittsfield Branch, Westgate Branch

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Pittsfield Adult A/V DVD Drama Selma Pittsfield Branch On Shelf
Westgate Adult A/V DVD Drama Selma Westgate Branch On Shelf
Downtown 1st Floor DVD Drama Selma Downtown Library Due 04-05-2021
Malletts Adult A/V DVD Drama Selma Malletts Creek Branch Due 04-12-2021

Title from container.
Widescreen.
DVD release of the 2014 motion picture.
Special features: Selma student tickets: donor appreciation ; National Voting Rights Museum and Institute.
David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Tim Roth, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Oprah Winfrey.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historical struggle to secure voting rights for all people. A dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1964.
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.

COMMUNITY REVIEWS

good movie submitted by manz on July 1, 2015, 8:03am Good movie. Not as great as all the hype. But a very moving portrayal of the events that occurred.

Moving submitted by Motomori on July 12, 2015, 11:54am My 8th grade class went to see this movie, and I have to say, it was better than I thought it would be. Though some things were very hard to watch (beatings, shootings, etc), it was very good overall, and I believe that everyone should take the time to go see this.

Disappointing submitted by 21621031390949 on July 24, 2015, 7:53am After all the hype at the time of release and around the Academy Awards, I was expecting a really good movie. I was disappointed. This movie was so slow, with such a poor script and generally poor acting, that my husband and I actually quit the movie about halfway through. Reading the newspaper seemed like a better use of my time. The dialogue was alternately banal and preachy. The actor portraying MLK was disappointingly wooden. And the pace - perhaps meant to be slowly building in intensity - was just plain slow. Aside from the shock of the church bombing deaths of the little girls, I felt distant from the action, disengaged. An unfortunate missed opportunity to portray important real life events.

great docudrama submitted by shumoon on July 30, 2015, 4:52pm The best thing about this film was how they showed the behind-the-scenes political machinations. The interplay between MLK and LBJ, as well as LBJ and George Wallace, is eye-opening.

good submitted by Sierra B on July 26, 2016, 10:13pm This movie was amazing. It came out in a time when we as american's need a reminder of what was fought for in the past in order to better our future. It sends an important message and provides an accurate history. Make sure to listen for the song by Common and John Legend, it gives an important message.

Selma submitted by a2sue on August 1, 2016, 9:17am Selma is based on a true story and I enjoyed learning more about MLK.

Behind the Scenes of History submitted by Meginator on August 2, 2017, 10:27am This film, though a slightly fictionalized version of true historical events, taught me a lot about the Civil Rights Movement and, more importantly, portrays familiar figures as living, breathing, and flawed human beings. The story reminds us of the hard work and courage it takes to create lasting, meaningful change in society and the message is particularly poignant now. The film itself is a bit of a slow burn, but it carries plenty of dramatic tension in the interactions between the characters, as portrayed by an excellent cast. All told, Selma offers an important window on a crucial moment in the ongoing fight for equality in the United States.

Good submitted by yenkong on August 6, 2017, 6:30pm Good but the pace is very slow.

Great submitted by c_zhang on July 5, 2019, 1:00am A bit slow, but the best thing about this film was how they showed the behind-the-scenes political machinations. The interplay between MLK and LBJ, as well as LBJ and George Wallace, is eye-opening.