In honor of the 50th anniversary of the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, Paramount Pictures will re-release “SELMA” nationwide for a special encore engagement, in theaters across the U.S. beginning this Friday, March 20th.
Tickets are on sale today online and at theater box offices. For a list of participating theaters and to purchase tickets, visit www.SelmaMovie.com
And for a limited time, ticket buyers can receive an additional ticket free, at participating theater box offices.
“SELMA” won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for “Glory” by Common & John Legend. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture and Golden Globe Awards for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director.
The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement.
Directed by Ava DuVernay, the film also stars Tom Wilkinson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Alessandro Nivola, Giovanni Ribisi, Common, Carmen Ejogo, Lorraine Toussaint, with Tim Roth and Oprah Winfrey.
The film is produced by Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Oprah Winfrey, and executive produced by Brad Pitt, Cameron McCracken, Diarmuid McKeown, Nik Bower, Ava DuVernay, Paul Garnes and Nan Morales.