Journey to Justice announces exclusive previews of Pathe Films’ stunning new movie, ‘Selma’
Pathe will release ‘Selma’, starring British actor David Oyelowo as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon B. Johnson; Carmen Ejogo as Coretta King; Tim Roth as Governor George Wallace; and Oprah Winfrey as Annie Lee Cooper, in UK cinemas on 6th February.
Journey to Justice is holding three exclusive preview screenings of the film in Sheffield, Newcastle and London (details below) to help fund our education work. Every penny of your ticket price will go to projects which will make connections with campaigns for social justice now. Our travelling exhibition on the US civil rights movement and its links to the UK will be at The Discovery Museum in Newcastle throughout April.
SELMA tells the story of the historic struggle to secure voting rights for African-Americans. The film, directed by Ava DuVernay tracks a dangerous and terrifying three month campaign led by Dr King which culminated in the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in March 1965. It galvanized American public opinion and persuaded President Johnson to introduce the Voting Rights Act, protecting African-Americans’ right to vote. 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of this pivotal moment in the US Civil Rights Movement and our event is a week after MLK Day and the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day.
5-star review: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/filmreviews/11275206/Selma-review-righteous-visceral.html
‘Tremendous… A flat-out great film. Oyelowo is electrifying as Martin Luther King’ (5 stars, Daily Telegraph)
‘A film everyone should see… phenomenal’ (Glamour)
‘A triumph… stunning’ (Baz Bamigboye, Daily Mail)
Monday January 26th
7pm, Charlotte St Hotel, 15-17 Charlotte St, London W1T 1RJ
Special guest speakers include: Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Lord Herman Ouseley and Chi Onwurah MP for Newcastle Central
Tickets £30 – all proceeds will fund one of our education projects in Newcastle. As part of our pilot there, launching in April 2015, we will use oral history to tell the story of when Martin Luther King visited Newcastle to receive an honorary degree in 1967.
To fund one of our education projects in Newcastle. As part of our pilot there, launching in April 2015, we will use oral history to tell the story of when Martin Luther King visited Newcastle to receive an honorary degree in 1967 just five months before his assassination.
Tickets for the London screening:
Saturday 31st January 2015, 11 am, Tickets £7 to fund Sheffield pilot of JtoJ
The VOID room 123 Owen Building, City Campus
Sheffield Hallam University S1 1WB
Tickets: “SELMA” at The Void, Floor 1, Owen Building, | Buy tickets online
Sat. Jan. 31st
2pm at Star and Shadow Cinema, Stepney Bank, NE1 2NP
With special guest speakers
Tickets £10 to fund Newcastle pilot of JtoJ
For tickets: www.purecharity.org/journeytojustice.3
What activists can learn from Selma:
Ten things you should know about Selma before you see the film:
Facing History and Ourselves: teaching ideas: