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David Oyelowo in Selma

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David Oyelowo in Selma

When: Sat., July 18, 9 p.m. 2015
Price: $5, free for members


NORTH CAROLINA MUSEUM OF ART—The tragic thing about Ava DuVernay's 2014 look at Martin Luther King Jr.'s historical march for voting rights is that its subject still feels so relevant. It's not a mere pat-on-the-back historical biopic, with its depiction of a flawed, very human King, brilliantly played by David Oyelowo. Instead, it's an unflattering mirror for what hasn't changed. From Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown to the Charleston shootings and the outcry over the Confederate battle flag, the issues behind Selma's street-level view of a key moment in the Civil Rights Movement are still part of the national discussion today. The film will make you feel good but tight in the chest. It will also remind you that this isn't a fight that ended 50 years ago. 9 p.m., $5 (museum members free), 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, 919-839-6262, —Zack Smith

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