SELMA, a 2014 historical drama directed by Ava DuVernay, based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams, and Martin Luther King, Jr. and John Lewis. Fueled by a gripping performance from David Oyelowo, Selma draws inspiration and dramatic power from the life and death of Martin Luther King, Jr. — but doesn't ignore how far we remain from the ideals his work embodied.

SELMA, a 2014 historical drama directed by Ava DuVernay, based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams, and Martin Luther King, Jr. and John Lewis. Fueled by a gripping performance from David Oyelowo, Selma draws inspiration and dramatic power from the life and death of Martin Luther King, Jr. — but doesn't ignore how far we remain from the ideals his work embodied.

#SteinwayArtist Jason Moran "Selma" Film Score Composer

#SteinwayArtist Jason Moran "Selma" Film Score Composer

in january 2012, filmaker ava duvernay was the first african american woman to win the best director prize at the sundance film festival for her film :middle of nowhere".

in january 2012, filmaker ava duvernay was the first african american woman to win the best director prize at the sundance film festival for her film :middle of nowhere".

Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo painting "Self-Portrait with a broken column"

Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo painting "Self-Portrait with a broken column"

Andrea Mitchell talks to Rep. John Lewis about the film “Selma,” which tells the story of the protests in Selma, Alabama 50 years ago that served as a pivotal moment in the nation’s Civil Rights Movement.

Andrea Mitchell talks to Rep. John Lewis about the film “Selma,” which tells the story of the protests in Selma, Alabama 50 years ago that served as a pivotal moment in the nation’s Civil Rights Movement.

Lesbian kiss between Sarah Michelle Gellar & Selma Blair cut from Cruel Intentions: "Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair shared one of the most memorable LGBT moments on screen during the classic 1999 film. But the kiss between the experienced antagonist Kathryn Merteuil and ingenue Cecile Caldwell was cut from E!’s showing of the film over the weekend...added insult to injury after the news that the TV show spin-off of the film, which was due to be screened this year, was dropped..."…

Lesbian kiss between Sarah Michelle Gellar & Selma Blair cut from Cruel Intentions: "Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair shared one of the most memorable LGBT moments on screen during the classic 1999 film. But the kiss between the experienced antagonist Kathryn Merteuil and ingenue Cecile Caldwell was cut from E!’s showing of the film over the weekend...added insult to injury after the news that the TV show spin-off of the film, which was due to be screened this year, was dropped..."…

Harry Belafonte, Martin Luther King Jr., theater and film producer Hillard Elkins and Sammy Davis Jr. in April 1965 at “Broadway Answers Selma,” a show Mr. Hillard produced to raise money for Dr. King. Many thanks to Kanisha Johnson, the patron saint of Dorothy Dandridge online (see DorothyDandridgeForever.com) for bringing this picture to my attention. Photo: Bandphoto Agency.

Harry Belafonte, Martin Luther King Jr., theater and film producer Hillard Elkins and Sammy Davis Jr. in April 1965 at “Broadway Answers Selma,” a show Mr. Hillard produced to raise money for Dr. King. Many thanks to Kanisha Johnson, the patron saint of Dorothy Dandridge online (see DorothyDandridgeForever.com) for bringing this picture to my attention. Photo: Bandphoto Agency.

James Jean - BOOOOOOOM! - CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

James Jean - BOOOOOOOM! - CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

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