SELMA film screening at Providence Public Library

Martin Luther King Jr. Events - SELMA Film Screening at PPL Complements Ongoing Freedom Journey 1965 Exhibition

PROVIDENCE, RI – Providence Public Library is pleased to offer the following film screening this January in the Library’s Auditorium, 3rd Floor (150 Empire Street, Providence) in commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. 

Sunday, January 17 – 2:00 PM -- SELMA (PG 13; 128 Minutes).  

Sign up for the film: http://www.provlib.org/events/film-screening-selma-0

To complement the ongoing FREEDOM JOURNEY 1965 exhibition of seldom-seen photos documenting the Selma to Montgomery civil rights march on display at PPL, we offer this showing of Selma director by Ava DuVernay.  The Library’s Sunday hours are 1 – 5 PM.

We invite visitors to the exhibition, which is in Rhode Island as its first stop on a national tour.

Featuring a series of striking images captured inside the heart of the action during the harrowing Selma to Montgomery civil rights march in Alabama in 1965, this extraordinary exhibition of photographs documenting the pivotal demonstration for freedom was brought to Rhode Island through the efforts of Roger Williams University.

SELMA:  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 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 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.

(release from Providence Public Library)