'Selma' resonates now more than ever

January 7, 2015 1:06 PM

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The conversation came the morning after protesters rallied in the wake of the grand jury decision not to indict the police officer involved in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, so the topic at hand - a movie depicting events of almost 50 years earlier - felt especially immediate.

"I'm really struggling with how to wrap my mind around what we've made with 'Selma,' what that story means and how it applies to this national moment," said director Ava DuVernay, whose new film chronicles Martin Luther King Jr.'s efforts to guarantee voting rights equality by leading a 1965 march f...

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