REVIEW Perfect timing for ‘Selma’ release

January 15, 2015 7:57 PM

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REVIEW Perfect timing for ‘Selma’ release

After arriving at the Keystone Art Cinema at Keystone at the Crossing last Sunday to see the highly anticipated film “Selma,” I found myself the only African-American in the audience. The film, which was released in select cities Christmas Day and in all theaters Jan. 9, provokes a great deal of emotion. I expected greatness and wasn’t disappointed. I can say with sincerity that it was one of the most powerful movies I’ve seen in years.

The film opens up with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (portrayed by David Oyelowo) accepting his Nobel Peace Prize and rapidly moves on to the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in 1963. This film’s approach is different from other biopics. Most productions that feature high-profile individuals tell the...

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