PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Plainfield Public Schools’ Black History Month Committee on Movie Night invites the community to a screening of “Selma”. The movie, which received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture, is based on the true story of the march led by the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. from Selma to Montgomery during a campaign for equal rights. The march is said to have led to President Lyndon B. Johnson to sign the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
The cast includes David Oyelowo as Dr. King, Oprah Winfrey as Annie Lee Cooper, Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King, Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon B. Johnson, Tim Roth as Gov. George Wallace, and Cuba Gooding, Jr. as civil rights lawyer Fred Gray. Rapper Common, also featured in the film, and John Legend won an Oscar for Glory, Best Original Song.
The movie will be screened at Plainfield High School Auditorium, 950 Park Avenue on Wednesday, Feb. 15th. Doors open at 5:15 pm. The movie is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.