Women Pioneers: SELMA

Watch Trailer Director: Ava DuVernay
Cast: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth

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.

Free admission, as part of our Women Pioneers Series, celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage.

Introduction by Kimberly K. Little, Ph.D., Associate Director and Associate Professor of Instruction for OU Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

This spring, the Athena is proud to present four profound films celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. All shows feature intros and post-show talks, and all shows are free admission.

This series is sponsored by Ohio University Libraries, School of Film, Multicultural Center, Black Student Cultural Programming Board, Margaret Boyd Scholars, English Department, History Department, Women’s Center, and Arts for Ohio.

Click here for a full listing of events celebrating the centennial.

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Running Time: 128 minutes128 MIN
PG-13 Rated
This Film is Wheelchair Accessible

I have rarely seen a historical film that felt so populous and full of life, so alert to the tendrils of narrative that spread beyond the frame.

A.O. Scott
New York Times