UNION, Mo. - Selma, a 2015 Academy Award nominee for best motion picture, will have four showings at the Walt Theatre in downtown New Haven March 6-8.
Through the sponsorship of East Central College Student Media and Student Activities, high school and college students will be admitted at no charge to the 5 p.m. showing Sunday, March 8.
Selma is a chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King's 1965 campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. The march culminated in President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement.
The film will also be shown Friday and Saturday, March 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 8 at 2 p.m. Admission at those times is $5. A time for discussion and fellowship will be held following the 2 p.m. showing at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ at 607 Maupin Avenue in New Haven.
Selma is rated PG-13.
The Walt Theater is located at 111 Front Street in downtown New Haven.