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"Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights Act.

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Budget : $20 mn
Box Office : $66.8 mn

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  • official trailer 1 2015
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  • 4.5/5
By MovieMavenGal

David Oyelowo's performance as Dr. King is amazing. The King estate did not allow the actual text of MLK's speeches because they still hold the copyright. Unless you knew them by heart, you would not know the difference. Oyelowo perfectly captures the cadence of MLK.

I am sickened that the Academy did not give David Oyelowo an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. There was a smear campaign against Selma for "historical accuracy" -- tell me any biopic that doesn't take liberties. How about The Imitation Game, for instance?! Also, Selma was rushed out as it is so timely. There wasn't the time to make screener DVD's for many of the guilds.

Ava DuVernay deserved a nomination for...

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