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Selma (PG-13) – Free Screening in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 15

January 15

Sun Jan 15 at 2 PM

We hope you will join us for a FREE screening of Selma, the 2014 Oscar Winning film, in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for Blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, and their efforts culminated with President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Following the film, we invite you to stay for a multi-generational panel discussion on issues of racism and engaged citizenship today along with what is happening right here in Midcoast Maine.

In paartnership with the Selma film screening, Skidompha Library will be offering a teen/adult book club to discuss the first volume of the “March” graphic novel series, which covers important milestones during the civil rights movement, including events in Selma. If you are interested in participating in this book club please contact Skidompha librarians  Molly Coyle or Kristi Favoloro. A book discussion will be held at Skidompha Library on Wednesday, January 11th from 4:30pm – 5:30pm.

Running Time: 2 hours, 8 minutes

This is a FREE event. No tickets or reservations are necessary to attend.