A chronicle of Martin Luther King‘s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. (IMDb)
From a historical standpoint, this movie is so important. It shows how far we’ve come, but how far we still have to go as a country. Also, most MLK movies portray him almost as a saint. This movie portrays him as a man. A great man, but a man who worries about his wife, kids, and everyone involved in his protests. This is also helped by a powerful performance from David Oweloyo. He was robbed of an Oscar nomination. Along with showing MLK as a man, we saw the behind the scenes struggle to even make the march happen, which made it even more meaningful. My only complaint about this movie is that the middle drags. Even though the behind the scenes is interesting, the middle is a lot of people talking at each other for long periods of time. But overall, this movie shouldn’t be ignored.