Selma: Movie Screening and Dialogue
Please join us for a special screening of Selma and a post-movie dialogue hosted by the Washington, DC Princeton Prize Committee!
In commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, the Washington DC committee of the Princeton Prize in Race Relations is hosting a screening of Selma on Saturday, January 17th at the Regal Cinemas Gallery Place Stadium 14 Movie Theater in Chinatown.
Following the movie, we will meet for a post-movie dialogue across the street from the theater at WeWork (701 7th Street, NW). Please RSVP for that dialogue using this link.
"A half-century on from Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic voting-rights march from Selma, Alabama to the state capitol in Montgomery, director Ava DuVernay revisits those events with startling immediacy, dramatic force and filmmaking verve in “Selma.” A far cry from the dutiful biopic or ossified history lesson it could have become in lesser hands (or the campy free-for-all the project’s original director, Lee Daniels, might have made of it), DuVernay’s razor-sharp portrait of the civil rights movement — and Dr. King himself — at a critical crossroads is as politically astute as it is psychologically acute, giving us a human-scale King whose indomitable public face belies currents of weariness and self-doubt. Bolstered by Paul Webb’s literate, well-researched script and David Oyelowo’s graceful, majestic lead performance, DuVernay has made the kind of movie that gives year-end “prestige” pics a good name, which should equate to considerable box-office and awards-season gold for this Dec. 25 Paramount release."
Additionally, please join us for a special post-movie dialogue about the movie and the current state of race relations in our country.
When: Saturday, January 17th
Time: 1:00 pm ET
Location: Regal Cinemas Gallery Place Stadium 14 Movie Theater (Gallery Place, 701 7th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001)
RSVP: Please RSVP to PCW vice president, Reginald Galloway at firstname.lastname@example.org