Between Eric Garner, Ferguson, the horrific killing of two New York City police officers this weekend, and more across the last year, tensions across race and class divides have never been higher. And while movies may not have the power to heal, they do at least offer a place to find perspective, and in the case of “Selma,” a reminder of where the nation has come from since Martin Luther King Jr. led the charge for Civil Rights in America.
Set open on Christmas Day, two clips and a handful of TV spots have arrived for the movie, which tracks the historic march from to Selma to Montgomery to secure voting rights. It was a journey that not only galvanized the nation, but the entire world, all while a message of equality and inclusion overrode the hatred and racism that was part of every step of the march. And perhaps if you’re going to see one movie this week, this might be the one to check out, particularly given the headlines in recent days.
Watch it all below. If “Selma” isn’t near you this week, it soon will be, with the movie going wide in January. [Flicks And Bits]