Film at the Figge - Selma
Thursday, May 25th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
225 West 2nd ST
Davenport IA (map)
Civil Rights Forum
The Figge Art Museum is presenting award-winning, ground-breaking, women-directed, feature-length films to celebrate the remarkable achievements women have made in the cinematic arts.
SELMA was directed by Ava DuVarnay, and chronicles of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965 to secure equal voting rights. Ava DuVarnay was the first African-American woman to direct a feature-length film. Watch a trailer here.
From the official Selma website: 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 real 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.
This event is FREE to the public!
Programs for Thursdays at the Figge sponsored by: Chris and Mary Rayburn.