The early screening at Studio Movie Grille in Dallas brought out Senator Royce West, Councilman Dwaine Carraway, County Commissioner John Wiley Price and hundreds of others to see the film before it hit theaters January 9th.
The movie does not tell you the entire story of the civil rights movement, nor is it and autobiography of Martin Luther King JRs life. But instead focuses on a very important part of the civil rights movement, voting equality for Blacks.
If you're someone that hates to see movies that talk about those rough times, you can watch this movie, have your cry moments like I did, but then still feel empowered, and moved, and motivated when you walk out of the theater.The actors do a wonderful job portraying their characters, and surprisingly the movie has scenes that mirror what we see today with the Ferguson protest.
I really liked how the characters demonstrated the bravery it took to walk from Selma to Montgomery on a 54 mile hike, facing a dangerous mob of people.
This is definitely a movie that everyone should see, for Blacks & Whites it is an opportunity to create dialogue and look at how far we've come as a race.
For people who migrated to the US, this movie shows a part of history that is often forgotten. It also shows how brave African Americans were in securing rights for all people. Please see this movie because it's an opportunity for you to see what blacks had to go through to create the society that we all live in today.
When I turn on the TV and I see reality shows that portray African American women as yelling, fighting, irritated fussy, angry women, I think that there's going to be a time when we find better ways to Portray ourselves, and a role model forour future stars.
Selma movie is in theaters now , check out the photos from the early screening hosted by I messenger and allied media. PHOTOS BY DGDAFOTOGRAPHER