Chauncey -Theater 1 Wed, Jan 22 6:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Special Event
Film Info
Runtime:128 minutes
Director:Ava DuVernay
Year Released:2014
Production Country:UK


Presented FREE in partnership with the Iowa City and University of Iowa Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration of Human Rights Week, and Beloved Community Initiative.

 This will be a General Admission screening, tickets will be available at the Chauncey Box office 1 hour prior to showtime. Any empty seats will be released to wait list guests five minutes before showtime!

"Selma tells a great story about a triumphant moment in civil rights history and the losses it took to get that win, but it doesn't nostalgically let us forget that this moment is just a chapter break in a longer war that still rages on today." - Baltimore Sun

"Needless to say, Dr. King's message has never been more relevant." - US Weekly

Selma is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) 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 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 real story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history.