‘Selma’ featured during free movie night at Paul D. Camp Community College

SelmaPhoto Courtesy of selmamovie.com.
Police attempt to restrain activist Annie Lee Cooper, played by Oprah Winfrey, in this scene of the movie, Selma. Winfrey was also a producer on the film. Photo Courtesy of selmamovie.com.
Paul D. Camp Community College’s Student Government Association will sponsor two free showings of the movie, “Selma,” on Thursday, April 9, 2015.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer this screening to our students and the public,” said Student Activities Coordinator Eric Benton. “The film was widely released in January 2015 and is historical, as it is about one of the most significant victories of the Civil Rights Movement.”
The first showing will be held at 4 p.m. in room 105 on the Hobbs Suffolk Campus, 271 Kenyon Road. The second will be in the Technology Theater at 7 p.m. at the college’s Regional Workforce Development Center, 100 North College Drive in Franklin.
“Selma,” rated PG-13, highlights Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s challenges to secure voting rights for everyone, which ultimately ended in the march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., and the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by President Lyndon Johnson.
The movie and cast, including David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tim Roth and Oprah Winfrey, have earned numerous awards. “Selma” runs 128 minutes.
No ticket is required. Free popcorn and sodas will be available during the shows. For more information, contact Benton ebenton@pdc.edu.