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6 Ratings

Selma, Lord, Selma

Directed by Charles Burnett
United States, 1999
Drama, TV Movie


In 1965 Alabama, an 11 year old girl is touched by a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. and becomes a devout follower. But her resolution is tested when she joins others in the famed march from Selma to Montgomery.

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Selma, Lord, Selma Directed by Charles Burnett

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  • paul_quixote's rating of the film Selma, Lord, Selma

    I liked the sets/locations, looked like places in a small town. DuVernay's film is a comic book in comparison. Burnett is so good at visual storytelling, you could watch this on a muted TV that's in in the corner of a restaurant and still follow. Bloody Sunday incident is filmed in a way that captures the slow chaos of human motion. My ding: portrayals of various ideological relationships to the movement fall flat.

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