'Selma' marches to film history

January 8, 2015 3:54 PM

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The further away we get from major historical events, the easier it is to forget the details that go into making the story. It's films like "Selma" that remind us that behind every massive pivotal moment there are a thousands of smaller stories that come together like raindrops forming a ground-shaking thunderstorm.

At the heart of the film are the efforts by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (David Oyelowo) to secure equal voting rights for African Americans that culminated in a march by thousands through Alabama from Selma to Montgomery in 1965. Director Ava DuVernay and writer Paul Webb pay proper tribute to what ...

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