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Selma is a 2014 historical drama film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb. It is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches initiated and directed by James Bevel and led by Martin Luther King Jr., Hosea Williams, and John Lewis. The film stars actors David Oyelowo as King, Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon B. Johnson, Tim Roth as George Wallace, Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King, and Common as Bevel.
Selma premiered at the American Film Institute Festival on November 11, 2014, began a limited US release on December 25, and expanded into wide theatrical release on January 9, 2015, two months before the 50th anniversary of the march. The film was re-released on March 20, 2015 in honor of the 50th anniversary of the historical march.
The film was nominated for Best Picture and won Best Original Song at the 87th Academy Awards. It also received four Golden Globe Award nominations, including Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director and Best Actor, and won for Best Original Song.
In 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) accepts his Nobel Peace Prize. Four black girls walking down stairs in the Birmingham, Alabama 16th Street Baptist Church are killed by a bomb set by the Ku Klux Klan. Annie Lee Cooper attempts to register to vote in Selma, Alabama, but is prevented by the white registrar. King meets with Lyndon B. Johnson and asks for federal legislation to allow black citizens to register to vote unencumbered, but the president responds that, although he understands Dr. King s concerns, he has more important projects. King travels to Selma with Ralph Abernathy, Andrew Young, James Orange, and Diane Nash. James Bevel greets them, and other SCLC activists appear. FBI director J. Edgar Hoover tells Johnson that King is a problem, and suggests they disrupt his marriage. Coretta Scott King has concerns about her husband s upcoming work in Selma. King calls singer Mahalia Jackson to inspire him with a song.
King, other SCLC leaders, and black Selma residents march to the registration office to register. After a confrontation in front of the courthouse, a shoving match occurs as the police go into the crowd. Cooper fights back, knocking Sheriff Jim Clark to the ground, leading to the arrest of Cooper, King, and others.
Alabama Governor George Wallace speaks out against the movement. Coretta meets with Malcolm X, who says he will drive whites to ally with King by advocating a more extreme position. Wallace and Al Lingo decide to use force at an upcoming night march in Marion, Alabama, using state troopers to assault the marchers. A group of protesters runs into a restaurant to hide, but troopers rush in and beat and shoot Jimmie Lee Jackson. King and Bevel meet with Cager Lee, Jackson s grandfather, at the morgue. King speaks to ask people to continue to fight for their rights. Harassing phone calls with a recording of sexual activity implied to be King and another woman lead to an argument with Coretta; she knows it is a fabrication, but the strain of constant death threats has taken its toll on her. King is criticized by members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
As the Selma-to-Montgomery march is about to begin, King talks to Young about delaying it for a day so he can spend some time with his family, but Young convinces King to let the march begin as scheduled without him, saying he can join later. The marchers, including John Lewis of SNCC, Hosea Williams of SCLC, and Selma activist Amelia Boynton, cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge and approach a line of state troopers who put on gas masks. The troopers order the marchers to turn back and, when the marchers hold their ground, the troopers attack with clubs, horses, tear gas, and other weapons. Lewis and Boynton are among those badly injured. The attack is shown on national television and the wounded are treated at Brown Chapel, the movement s headquarter church.
Movement attorney Fred Gray asks federal Judge Frank Minis Johnson to let another attempt at the march go forward. President Johnson demands that King and Wallace cease their activities and sends Assistant Attorney General John Doar to convince King to postpone the next march. Numerous white Americans, including Viola Liuzzo and James Reeb, arrive to join the second march. Marchers cross the bridge again and see the state troopers lined up, but the troopers turn aside to let them pass. King, after praying, turns around and leads the group away, which again draws sharp criticism from SNCC activists. That evening, Reeb is beaten to death by an angry white mob on a street in Selma.
After a hearing, Judge Johnson approves the march. President Johnson speaks before a Joint Session of Congress to ask for quick passage of a bill to eliminate restrictions on voting, praising the courage of the activists. The march on the highway to Montgomery takes place, and, when the marchers reach Montgomery, King delivers a speech on the steps of the State Capitol.
- David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr.
- Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King
- Oprah Winfrey as Annie Lee Cooper
- Tom Wilkinson as Lyndon B. Johnson
- Giovanni Ribisi as Lee C. White
- André Holland as Andrew Young
- Ruben Santiago-Hudson as Bayard Rustin
- Colman Domingo as Ralph Abernathy
- Omar Dorsey as James Orange
- Tessa Thompson as Diane Nash
- Common as James Bevel
- Lorraine Toussaint as Amelia Boynton Robinson
- E. Roger Mitchell as Frederick D. Reese
- Dylan Baker as J. Edgar Hoover
- Ledisi Young as Mahalia Jackson
- Kent Faulcon as Sullivan Jackson
- Niecy Nash as Richie Jean Jackson
- Corey Reynolds as C. T. Vivian
- Wendell Pierce as Hosea Williams
- John Lavelle as Roy Reed
- Stephan James as John Lewis
- Trai Byers as James Forman
- Lakeith Stanfield as Jimmie Lee Jackson
- Henry G. Sanders as Cager Lee
- Stan Houston as Sheriff Jim Clark
- Tim Roth as George Wallace
- Nigél Thatch as Malcolm X
- Stephen Root as Al Lingo
- Michael Papajohn as Major John Cloud
- Jeremy Strong as James Reeb
- Tara Ochs as Viola Liuzzo
- Cuba Gooding Jr. as Fred Gray
- Alessandro Nivola as John Doar
- Michael Shikany as Archbishop Iakovos
- Martin Sheen as Frank Minis Johnson (uncredited)
On June 18, 2008, Variety reported that screenwriter Paul Webb had written an original story about Martin Luther King Jr. and Lyndon B. Johnson for Celador s Christian Colson, which would be co-produced with Brad Pitt s Plan B Entertainment. In 2009, Lee Daniels was reportedly in early talks to direct the film, with financing by Pathé. Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner of Plan B joined as co-producers along with participation of Cloud Eight Films. In 2010, reports indicated that The Weinstein Company would join Pathe and Plan B to finance the $22 million film, but by the next month Daniels had signed on with Sony to re-write and direct The Butler. In an interview in August 2010, Daniels said that financing was there for the Selma project, but he had to choose between The Butler and Selma, and chose The Butler.
In July 2013, it was said that Ava DuVernay had signed on to direct the film for Pathé UK and Plan B, and that she was revising the script with the original screenwriter, Paul Webb. DuVernay estimated that she re-wrote 90 percent of Webb s original script. Those revisions included rewriting King s speeches, because, in 2009, King s estate licensed them to DreamWorks and Warner Bros. for an untitled project to be produced by Steven Spielberg. Subsequent negotiations between those companies and Selma s producers did not lead to an agreement. DuVernay drafted alternative speeches that evoke the historic ones without violating the copyright. She recalled spending hours listening to King s words while hiking the canyons of Los Angeles. While she did not think she would get anywhere close to just the beauty and that nuance of his speech patterns , she did identify some of King s basic structure, such as a tendency to speak in triplets (saying one thing in three different ways). DuVernay did not receive a screenwriting credit on the finished film due to a stipulation within Webb s original contract that entitled him to the sole credit.
In early 2014, Oprah Winfrey came on board as a producer along with Pitt, and by February 25 Paramount Pictures was in final negotiations for the US and Canadian distribution rights.
On April 4, 2014, it was announced that Bradford Young would be the director of photography of the film.
In 2010, Daniels (who was the attached director at the time) confirmed that the lead role of King would be played by British actor David Oyelowo. King was one of four main roles played by British actors (the others roles being those of King s wife, President Johnson, and Alabama Governor Wallace). Actors who had confirmed in 2010 but who did not appear in the 2014 production include Robert De Niro, Hugh Jackman, Cedric the Entertainer, Lenny Kravitz, and Liam Neeson.
On March 26, 2014, British actor Tom Wilkinson was added to the cast to play US President Lyndon B. Johnson. On April 7, it was announced that British actress Carmen Ejogo would play Dr. King s wife, Coretta Scott King. On April 15, actor and rapper Lakeith Stanfield had reportedly joined the cast to play civil rights protester Jimmie Lee Jackson, who was shot and killed on a nighttime march and whose death led James Bevel to initiate the Selma to Montgomery marches. On April 22, Lorraine Toussaint joined the cast to portray Amelia Boynton Robinson, who was very active in the Selma movement before SCLC arrived and was the first African-American woman in Alabama to run for Congress. On April 25, it was announced that R&B singer Ledisi had been added to the cast to play Mahalia Jackson, a singer and friend of King. On May 7, Andre Holland joined the cast to play politician and civil rights activist Andrew Young. On May 8, Tessa Thompson was cast to play the role of Diane Nash, a civil rights activist and founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. On May 9, Deadline confirmed that rapper and actor Common had been cast in the role of James Bevel, the Director of Direct Action and Director of Nonviolent Education of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, who was married to Diane Nash during the events of the film. On May 16, Trai Byers was added to the cast to play James Forman, a civil rights leader active in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. On June 20, Deadline reported that Colman Domingo had been cast to play SCLC activist Ralph Abernathy.
On May 28, Stephan James was confirmed to be portraying the role of SNCC activist John Lewis in the film. On May 29, Wendell Pierce joined the film to play civil rights leader Hosea Williams. On May 30, Cuba Gooding Jr. was set to play civil rights attorney and activist Fred Gray. On June 3, British actor Tim Roth signed on to play Alabama governor George Wallace. On June 4, Niecy Nash joined the cast to play Richie Jean Jackson, a childhood friend of Coretta Scott King and the wife of Dr. Sullivan Jackson (played by Kent Faulcon), while John Lavelle joined to play Roy Reed, a reporter covering the march for The New York Times. On June 10, it was announced that the film s producer, Oprah Winfrey, would portray Annie Lee Cooper, a 54-year-old woman who tried to register to vote and was denied by Sheriff Clark—whom she then punched in the jaw and knocked down. Jeremy Strong joined the cast to play James Reeb, a white Unitarian Universalist minister from Boston who was murdered in Selma after the second attempt at the march. On June 12, it was reported that Giovanni Ribisi joined the cast to play Lee C. White, an adviser to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson on strategies regarding the Civil Rights Movement. Alessandro Nivola also joined to play John Doar, a civil rights activist and attorney general for civil rights for the Department of Justice in the 1960s. Dylan Baker was added to the cast on July 17 to play FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, who carried out extensive investigations of King and his associates.
Principal photography began May 20, 2014, around Atlanta, Georgia. Filming took place around Marietta Square and Rockdale County Courthouse in Conyers. The Conyers scene involved a portrayal of federal judge Frank Minis Johnson, who ruled that the third and final march could go forward. In Newton County, Georgia, filming took place at Flat Road, Airport Road, Gregory Road, Conyers, Brown, Ivy and Emory Streets, exteriors on Lee Street, outside shots of the old Newton County Courthouse, shots of the Covington Square, and an interior night shoot at the Townhouse Café on Washington St. In Alabama, scenes were shot in Selma, centering on the Bloody Sunday march to the Edmund Pettus Bridge, and in Montgomery, Alabama, where, in 1965, King led civil rights demonstrators down Dexter Avenue toward the Alabama State Capitol at the conclusion of the third march from Selma.
Jason Moran composed the music for the film, marking his debut in the field. Common (who plays James Bevel) and John Legend released the accompanying track Glory in December 2014, ahead of the film s theatrical release. A protest anthem, Glory refers to the 2014 Ferguson protests and earned both the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
Selma premiered in Los Angeles at Grauman s Egyptian Theatre during AFI Fest on November 11, 2014, after which it received a standing ovation. It opened in limited release in the United States on December 25, 2014, including in Los Angeles, New York City, and Atlanta, before its wide opening on January 9, 2015.
The film was screened in the Berlinale Special Galas section of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival in February 2015. It was released by Pathé and their distribution partner 20th Century Fox on February 6, 2015, in the United Kingdom. Paramount Pictures gave the film a limited re-release in the US on March 20, 2015, to honor the historical march s 50th anniversary and another re-release in January 2021 to celebrate Black History Month.
Selma was released on Blu-ray and DVD on April 14, 2015.
Selma received critical acclaim, with particular praise given to DuVernay s direction and Oyelowo s performance, though it was met with some criticism for its historical inaccuracies, which largely centered on the perceived vilification of Johnson and the omission of several prominent Jewish civil rights leaders. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 99% based on 314 reviews, with an average rating of 8.50/10; the site s critical consensus reads: Fueled by a gripping performance from David Oyelowo, Selma draws inspiration and dramatic power from the life and death of Martin Luther King Jr. – but doesn t ignore how far we remain from the ideals his work embodied. On Metacritic, the film has a score of 80 out of 100, based on 52 critics, indicating generally favorable reviews . Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film a rare grade of A+ on an A+ to F scale.
Richard Roeper of The Chicago Sun Times praised the film as an important history lesson that never feels like a lecture. Once school is back in session, every junior high school class in America should take a field trip to see this movie. Joe Morgenstern, writing for The Wall Street Journal, wrote: At its best, Ava DuVernay s biographical film honors Dr. King s legacy by dramatizing the racist brutality that spurred him and his colleagues to action. A. O. Scott of The New York Times praised the acting, directing, writing, and cinematography, and wrote: Even if you think you know what s coming, Selma hums with suspense and surprise. Packed with incident and overflowing with fascinating characters, it is a triumph of efficient, emphatic cinematic storytelling.
Rene Rodriguez, writing in the Miami Herald, commented that:
Unlike most biopics about heroic men who shaped our history or helped bring about change (such as 2013 s Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom or The Butler), Selma doesn t feel like freeze-dried hagiography.
Peter Travers of Rolling Stone wrote: DuVernay s look at Martin Luther King s 1965 voting-rights march against racial injustice stings with relevance to the here and now. Oyelowo s stirring, soulful performance as King deserves superlatives. David Denby, writing for The New Yorker, wrote: This is cinema, more rhetorical, spectacular, and stirring than cable-TV drama. Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post gave the film four out of five stars, and wrote: With Selma, director Ava DuVernay has created a stirring, often thrilling, uncannily timely drama that works on several levels at once … she presents as a dynamic figure of human-scale contradictions, flaws and supremely shrewd political skills.
Praise was not unanimous. Writing about why Selma was not nominated for more Academy Awards, Adolph Reed Jr., political science professor at the University of Pennsylvania, opined that now it s the black (haute) bourgeoisie that suffers injustice on behalf of the black masses.
The film won and was nominated for several awards in 2014–15. In addition, Selma was listed on many critics top ten lists.
- 1st – Sasha Stone, Awards Daily (tied with Boyhood and Gone Girl)
- 1st – James Rocchi, TheWrap
- 1st – Adam Chitwood, Collider
- 2nd – Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
- 2nd – Lisa Kennedy, The Denver Post
- 2nd – Wesley Morris, Grantland
- 2nd – David Edelstein, New York
- 3rd – Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press
- 3rd – Lou Lumenick, New York Post
- 3rd – Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
- 3rd – William Bibbiani, CraveOnline
- 3rd – Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
- 3rd – Gregory Ellwood, HitFix
- 4th – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
- 4th – Owen Gleiberman, BBC
- 4th – Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times (tied with The Imitation Game)
- 4th – Drew McWeeny, HitFix
- 4th – Inkoo Kang, TheWrap
- 5th – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly
- 5th – A. O. Scott, The New York Times
- 5th – Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
- 5th – William Gross, Austin Chronicle
- 6th – Marlow Stern, The Daily Beast
- 6th – Bob Mondello, NPR
- 6th – Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com
- 6th – Keith Phipps, The Dissolve
- 7th – Rafer Guzmán, Newsday
- 7th – Anne Thompson, Indiewire
- 7th – Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
- 7th – People
- 7th – Erik Davis, Movies.com
- 7th – Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post
- 8th – Leba Hertz, San Francisco Chronicle
- 8th – Tasha Robinson, The Dissolve
- 8th – Justin Chang, Variety
- 9th – Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter
- 9th – Scott Foundas, Variety
- 10th – Alison Willmore, BuzzFeed
- 10th – Tom Brook, BBC
- 10th – Alonso Duralde, TheWrap
- Top 10 (ranked alphabetically) – David Denby, The New Yorker
- Top 10 (ranked alphabetically) – Claudia Puig, USA Today
- Top 10 (ranked alphabetically) – Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
- Top 10 (ranked alphabetically) – Carrie Rickey, CarrieRickey.com
- Best of 2014 (listed alphabetically, not ranked) – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
- Best of 2014 (listed alphabetically, not ranked) – Dana Stevens, Slate
The historical accuracy of Selma s story has been the subject of controversy about the degree to which artistic license should be used in historical fiction. The film was criticized by some for its omission of various individuals and groups historically associated with the Selma marches, while others challenged how particular historical figures in the script were represented.
Most controversy in the media centered on the film s portrayal of President Johnson and his relationship with King. According to people such as LBJ Presidential Library director Mark Updegrove and Joseph A. Califano Jr., Johnson was a champion of civil rights legislation and a proactive partner of King, and they accused the film of falsely depicting Johnson as a reluctant, obstructionist political actor who had the FBI monitor and harass King. Having served as Johnson s top domestic policy assistant (including on issues of civil rights) and as U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, Califano questioned whether the writer and director felt free to fill the screen with falsehoods, immune from any responsibility to the dead, just because they thought it made for a better story . Historian David E. Kaiser complained that the film s depiction of Johnson as obstructing Dr. King s civil rights efforts—when, in fact, he helped get important legislation passed—advances a false narrative that American whites are hopelessly infected by racism and that black people could and should depend only on themselves .
Andrew Young—SCLC activist and official, and later U.S. congressman, ambassador to the United Nations, and mayor of Atlanta—told The Washington Post that the depiction of the relationship between Johnson and King was the only thing I would question in the movie. Everything else, they got 100 percent right . According to Young, the two were always mutually respectful, and King respected Johnson s political problems. On television, Young pointed out that it was US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy who had signed the order that allowed the FBI to monitor King and other SCLC members and that it happened before Johnson took office.
Some Jews who marched with King at Selma wrote that the film omits any mention of the Jews who contributed significantly to the civil rights movement, effectively “airbrushing” Jews out of the film, particularly Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, who appeared in news photos at the front of the march with King. However, several men with kippahs can be seen in the scenes of the second march, in the front row and in the second row, near to King.
Director DuVernay and US Representative John Lewis, who is portrayed in the film marching with King during the civil rights movement, responded separately that the film Selma is a work of art about the people of Selma, not a documentary. DuVernay said in an interview that she did not see herself as a custodian of anyone s legacy . In response to criticisms that she rewrote history to portray her own agenda, DuVernay said that the movie is not a documentary. I m not a historian. I m a storyteller. Lewis wrote in an op-ed for The Los Angeles Times: We do not demand completeness of other historical dramas, so why is it required of this film?
In a scene-by-scene analysis of 18 films based on true stories, the visual blog Information is Beautiful gave Selma a score of 100%, indicating that every scene was evaluated as True or True-ish , noting: This movie painstakingly recreates events as they happened, and takes care to include everybody who was involved .
|Plot||A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.|
|Awards||Won 1 Oscar, 58 wins & 91 nominations total|
|Stars||David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Oprah Winfrey|
|Produced by||Nik Bower,Christian Colson,Ava DuVernay,Dede Gardner,Paul Garnes,Jeremy Kleiner,Cameron McCracken,Diarmuid McKeown,Nan Morales,Brad Pitt,Oprah Winfrey|
|Music by||Jason Moran|
|Cinematography by||Bradford Young|
|Film Editing by||Spencer Averick|
|Casting By||Aisha Coley,Cynthia Stillwell|
|Production Design by||Mark Friedberg|
|Art Direction by||Kim Jennings|
|Set Decoration by||Elizabeth Keenan|
|Costume Design by||Ruth E. Carter|
|Makeup Department||Louisa V. Anthony,Pierce Austin,Lawrnell Bell-Rattler,Zachary Britt,Andrea C. Brotherton,Kierston Clark,Char Coats-Crump,Selena Evans-Miller,Theresa A. Fleming,Melissa Forney,Dena Gibson,Pam Hall,Myke Michaels,Vonda K. Morris,Judy Murdock,Bill Myer,Fawn Ortega,Travis Pates,AL Payne,Beverly Jo Pryor,Kellie Robinson,Matthew Silva,Keitric Starks,Christopher Whittaker|
|Production Management||Paul Garnes,Cheryl Miller,Tim Pedegana,Valerie Flueger Veras|
|Second Unit Director or Assistant Director||Christopher Blackmore,Christy Busby,Myron Hoffert,Robin Rk Kempf,Rebecca Rogers,Lisandra Soto,David Waters,Ben White,Cody Williams|
|Art Department||Hunter Barcroft,Jason Barr,Tiffany M. Carpenter,Sam Carter,Keith Cooley,Marcus Cooley,Scott Dougan,Mike Ellison,Daryl Farrie,Christopher Ferris,Brenda Findley,Carol Francoso,Erick Garibay,Nick Gjoka,Charlie Guanci III,Julia Heymans,Lisa Hodge,Erica Hohf,Brady Holden,April Hopkins,Shun Jester,Justin J. Jordan,Greg King,Lauri Lannan,Joey Martin,Maureen McGuire,Joel Messamore,Russell Michniak,Robin L. Miller,Rob Nagy,John J. Passanante,Jessie Pellegrino,Henry Puertas,Daniel F. Simmons,Jason Sweers,Shannon Ford Thompson,Wendy Weaver,Shawn Windisch|
|Sound Department||Christopher Assells,Bobbi Banks,Zane D. Bruce,Willie D. Burton,Charlie Campagna,Mark Coffey,Aaron ‘Cujo’ Cooley,Bill R. Dean,Jorge Del Valle,Ezra Dweck,Samuel Ejnes,Paul Hackner,Lauren Hadaway,Shane Hayes,Greg Hedgepath,Andy Koyama,Kory Kruckenberg,Daniel Lepervanche,Hank Martin,Nick Murray,Chris Navarro,Matt Sauro,Lyndsey Schenk,Gretchen Thoma,David A. Whittaker,Antony Zeller|
|Special Effects by||Tim Burton,Nathen Cavins,Caius Man,Jake Wallace,Scott Willis|
|Visual Effects by||Rupesh Amrale,Ryan Andersen,Scott Anderson,Bijay Awale,Charles Baden,Vishal Baikar,Scott Balkcom,Karina Benesh,Pranav Bhokare,Wayne Billheimer,Pranav Bookare,Justin Tatsuo Chan,Nikhil Chawale,Patrick Clancey,Grady Cofer,Benjamin Conner,Priyabratta Das,Justin DeLong,Unmesh Desai,Jyoti Bhalchandra Deshpande,Ankit Dhanorkar,Dnyaneshwar Doijod,Madhavi Doke,Andrey Drogobetski,Ganesh Durgade,Gus Duron,Scott Farrar,Tim Fescoe,Mathias Frodin,Shyam Gapale,Bryan Godwin,Sarah Grieshammer,Nathan Grubbs,Chase Handley,T.C. Harrison,Greg Hyman,Dipesh K.P.,Aman Khadgi,Harimander Singh Khalsa,Shira Mandel Kluger,Sean Loughran,Susan MacLeod,Gyanendra Maharjan,Rajeev Maharjan,Roshan Maharjan,Suroj Maharjan,Ajoo Manandhar,Daniel Mellitz,Shrikanth Metraskar,Kumar Mohan,Suraj More,Amitav Nakarmi,Manesh Nepali,Sujeen Nepali,Molly Pabian,Sagar Padwal,Jeff Penick,Prasanna Pradhan,Sushil Rai,Yasodha Rai,Rajkumar Reddy,Lauren Ritchie,Sandeep Shahi,Anup Ratna Shakya,D.J. Shea,Kabir Shilpakar,Josh Shuman,Dane Allan Smith,Charuhas Sonar,Dottie Starling,Andrew Stillinger,Florian Strobl,Prajwal Tamrakar,Bob Tingle,Jenon Kaji Tuladhar,Arun Upalavar,Nitin Vaidya,David Van Dyke,Yogeshwar Yoge,Yogeshwar Zure,Jiri Jacknowitz,Brittany Joyner|
|Stunts||Nadej K. Bailey,Raven-Danielle Baker,Nicoye Banks,Karen Battiste,Hunter Baxley,Brent Bernhard,Tristan Boswell,Shellita Boxie,Tomar Boyd,Scheryl W Brown,Chris Bryant,Jwaundace Candece,Donny Carrington,Tye Claybrook Jr.,Johnny Cooper,Alan D’Antoni,Keith Splinter Davis,Jazzy Ellis,Nicholas Hayner,John Herndon,Mark Hicks Jr.,Mark Hicks,Raion Hill,Damita Jane Howard,Mikeria Howard,Isaac Hughes,Floyd Anthony Johns Jr.,Courtney Julien,Josh Lakatos,Scott Loeser,Artie Malesci,Tim McAdams,Keith Meriweather,Kevin Morgan,Josh Mueller,Daniel Norris,Destiny Parker,Dave Patton,Blake Pocquette,Stephen A. Pope,Ryan Robertson,Cody Robinson,Jeremy Sample,Trinity Simone,Greg Sproles,Christopher Tardieu,Todd Rogers Terry,Tommie Turvey,Tommy Mack Turvey,Mitchell Warren,Todd Warren,Guss Williams|
|Camera and Electrical Department||Chris Birdsong,Michael Chase,Steven Cueva,Devin Dixon,Joe Elrom,Christian Epps,Alexander Eremin,Matt Evans,Stanley Fernandez Jr.,Patrick D. Fields,Lance Flowers,Jordan Francais,Ben Gaskin,Bob Gorelick,Andrew Hoehn Jr.,Arthur Jafa,Paige Jarvis,Bess Johnson,Carl M. Johnson,Justin Yardley Jones,Zach Junqera,Nathaniel Kendrick Jr.,Dan Marrero,Daniel McDowell,Hanna McGugan,David McLendon,Atsushi Nishijima,Tom Novell,Jamie Pair,Allen Robinson,Scott Sealock,Katie E. Smith,Griff Thomas,Ken Woodbury,Paul E. Woods,Larry S. Young|
|Casting Department||Knox Bentley,Bradley Clark,Chad Darnell,Juliana Finch,Barbara Harris,Cierra Harris,Daniel Jarvie,Matt Jones,Msaada Nia,Belle Eseoghene Omabele,LaQuanda Plantt,Robyn Owen Silvestri,Justice Singleton,Cynthia Stillwell,Renee Williams|
|Costume and Wardrobe Department||Leslie Acton,Ricardo Richard Alvarez,Zina Arthur,Derron Cherry,Derica Cole Washington,Jim Alan Cook,Mercedes Cook,Dona Adrian Gibson,Terrance Harris,Dana Kay Hart,Nhu-Anh Le,Barbara Marko,Kevin Mayes,Frances McCorkle,Gertrude Moore,Christopher Opopo,Brandi Quinn,Paul A. Simmons Jr.,Sanford Slepak,Reese Spensley,Icy White,Josie Works|
|Editorial Department||Paul E. Alderman,Joe Binford Jr.,Alex Brownley,Michael Bryant,Jason Dougherty,Stephanie Gangel,Eileen Godoy,Lashawn McGhee,Chris McGuire,Mitch Paulson,Amy Pawlowski,Stephen Regnier,Scott Salamon,Ian Sullivan,Ed Twiford,Nicholas Winkelmann,Ava DuVernay,Sterling Robertson|
|Location Management||Tiffany Barnes,Joshua Cane,Jaan Childs,Albert B. Cooper IV,Stephen Dirkes,Erin G. Fuller,Wes Hagan,Taylor Hogan,Melanie Manning,Jason Quimby,Gonzo Rey del Castillo,Cryselle Stewart,Leif Tilden,Cynthia D. Williams|
|Music Department||Mark Baechle,Clint Bennett,Matthias Gohl,Natalie Hayden,Nayanna Holley,Joel Iwataki,Juliette Jones,Kory Kruckenberg,Christiana Liberis,Stephanie Matthews,Phil McGowan,Tracy McKnight,Jackey Mishra,Jason Moran,Julie Pearce,Mark Petrie,Reenat Pinchas,Robert Puff,Morgan Rhodes,David Sabee,Marvin Sewell,Scott Tixier,Kris Dirksen|
|Script and Continuity Department||Renetta G. Amador|
|Transportation Department||Howard Bixby,Jennifer Blackman,Dennis G. Carter,Vitaliy Cheban,Geoffrey Christopher,Mark Corley,Brian Grooms,Richard Lupo,Clifton McSwain,Norman J. Morton,Windi Robinson,Trisha Sammons,Sherry L. Stanley,Andy G. Strauss,Zach Stringer,Tommy Trippe,Stewart Ussery|
|Additional Crew||Rhona Alsworth,Jeremy Anderson,Caitlin Atherton,Sophia Barrett,Jackie Bazan,Chris Besseling,Adam T. Bradley,Valeria Bullo,Tarana Burke,Corey Burks,Bridgett Buss,Lee Bye,Wendy Calloway,Elisa Carlson,Ted Cawrey,Jade Holmes Christian,James Clarke,Jane Cole,Tamara Coleman,Chantal Corminboeuf,Ian Crockett,Lauren Elizabeth Cummings,Melynie Dangerfield,Beth Dewey,Pierre Du Plessis,Gaia Elkington,Shantell Fancher,Tommy Fell,Ethan D. Firestone,Riley Flanagan,Jay Floyd,Sophie Glover,Liz Goldsmith,Maya Goodwin,Charles Guanci Jr.,Nicole Haas,DeMille Halliburton,Elizabeth Himelstein,Nicole Hobday,David Howard,Diane Howard,Nakeeta Ingram,Mary Jasionowski,Sonya Jenkins,Lanaria Johnson,Michelle Johnson,Tilane Jones,Chris Kelley,Chris Kelsey,Gursharn Khaira,Elisabeth Kiernan Averick,Tiffany Lighty,Eliot Martin-Dominguez,Kamisha McCullough,Joseph D. McDonough IV,John McGrory,Fiona McGuire,Timothy Mckeever,Neil O. Mevellec,Jack Myles,Carissa O’Hara,Christina Oh,Rob Porter,Kenn Rabin,Irwin M. Rappaport,Evelyn Rooney,Len Rowles,Ken Roy,Haley Ruth Sands,Aric Sabin,Kevin Shih,Katherine Silva,Terence V. Steele,Amy Stoller,Julia Suk,Wai-Hun Tang,Derek Townshend,Tommie Turvey,Lloyd Vanson,Noelle Volpintesta,Jolissa L. Williams,Kimberly Williams,Willie Willingham,Lesley Wise,Colleen Woodcock,Dawn Young-McDaniel,Daniel Villagomez|
|Thanks||Gene Albritton,Luis Aristondo,Jay Bailey,Gordon Bobb,Amelia Boynton,Jina DuVernay,Tera DuVernay,George Evans,Danielle Faye,Jeanne Francis,Majorie Goodwin Garnes,John Grybowski,Jeremiah Hawkins,Rand Holston,Jeremy Hunt,Nick Kazan,John Lewis,Alberta Lynch,Calvin Lynch,Gary May,Darlene Maye,Kristopher Maye,Murray Maye,Nicholas Maye,Kara L. Molitor,Stephen Oyelowo,Victoria Oyelowo,Katherine Pummell,Janssen Robinson,Mary-Anne Rose,Aminata Sall,Nina Shaw,Robin Swicord,C.T. Vivian,Ben Weiss,Beverly Wood,Andrew Young|
|Genres||Biography, Drama, History|
|Companies||Pathé, Harpo Films, Plan B Entertainment|
|Countries||UK, USA, France|
|Keywords||civil rights,selma alabama,1960s,racism,bechdel test passed|