Director Ava Duvernay alongside Paramount Pictures will release the “Selma” movie for free in Selma Alabama. The historical movie that recounts the moving story that changed history and lives took place in Selma Alabama and it seems fitting that the good people of Selma get to experience this beautiful film for free.

Check out the details below.

Golden Globe nominated film “SELMA” directed by Ava DuVernay will be shown for free to the town’s citizens at the Selma Walton Theater in the city of Selma, Alabama beginning January 9. This is such a great movie and shows that the producers and Paramount Pictures has an appreciation for the historical aspect of the film. Check out what Oprah Winfrey, Paramount Pictures vice chairman, and the mayor of Selma Alabama had to say,

Oprah Winfrey on behalf of the producers shared,

“With deep gratitude to the people of Selma, Alabama, we are proud to share this powerful film depicting the historic events that took place there 50 years ago. I hope generations will watch the film and share their stories of remembrance and history together.”

Rob Moore, Vice Chairman of Paramount Pictures, shared,

“The city and people of Selma welcomed the production with open arms this past summer and in celebration of the film’s national release on January 9; we are incredibly excited and very humbled to be bringing Ava’s finished film to the community.”

Selma, Alabama Mayor George P. Evans shared,

“I’m so happy that the movie “Selma” will be shown in Selma when it’s released to the nation. I’m so grateful of the fact that Selma has been blessed to have a movie named after them. I’m thankful to the producers, director Ava, and executive producer Paul Garnes for their leadership, and all of the cast for selecting Selma to produce this movie. We must keep in mind that the movie is just that, a movie and not a documentary. May GOD continue to bless Selma.”

Citizens of the city of Selma, AL can get more information and showtimes at

About “Selma”

Directed by DuVernay and starring David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr., SELMA has been nominated for 4 Golden Globes, including for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director and Best Song (“Glory” by Common and John Legend).

The film also stars Tom Wilkinson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Alessandro Nivola, Giovanni Ribisi, Common, Carmen Ejogo, Lorraine Toussaint, with Tim Roth and Oprah Winfrey as “Annie Lee Cooper.”

Paramount Pictures, Pathé, and Harpo Films present SELMA. Produced by Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Oprah Winfrey, the film is executive produced by Cameron McCracken, Nik Bower, Diarmuid McKeown, Ava DuVernay, Paul Garnes, and Nan Morales. The film is written by Paul Webb. SELMA is directed by Ava DuVernay.

SELMA is the story of a movement. 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. Director Ava DuVernay’s SELMA tells the story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history.

I had the opportunity to see it at an advanced screening in Atlanta and it’s a great story. Set your calendars and please lend your support to “SELMA”.

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