Free screenings of 'Selma' inspire joy and fear in Alabama town

January 3, 2015 4:59 PM

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Free screenings of 'Selma' inspire joy and fear in Alabama town

The film, which portrays events surrounding the 1965 civil rights protests in the Alabama city, will be shown in free screenings at a local theater starting Jan. 9. While some residents view the film as an opportunity to attract attention to the area, others fear it could harm the city's image.

Residents of Selma, Alabama, will next week be offered free screenings of "Selma," a Golden Globe-nominated film some locals welcome as the telling of an important civil rights-era story while others fear it could harm the downtrodden city's image.

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