Reel Women in Film: Selma

Texas Spirit Theater | PG-13 | 128 min. | Biography, Drama, History

February 7, 2020 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Join the Bullock Museum for a screening and conversation about the film Selma and the female filmmakers behind the scenes.

Selma chronicles Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.

Event Details

In Selma, Director Ava DuVernay and Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter capture, on screen, the complexity and nuance behind a historical civil-rights event that led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Over four decades after the passing of the 19th Amendment, the right to vote was again challenged. This film offers a study of the exercise of human rights and suffrage seen from a different lens. Crucial to this exploration is the attention to detail in styling and depiction of figures on screen.

This screening is part of Reel Women in Film, a film series that highlights the filmic works of women in front of or behind the camera. In its second season, focus will be on ideas of empowerment seen through the lens of fashion and activism. Additionally, we will look at those within the field of filmmaking that are in the periphery, the costume designers. This evening's program is shown in conjunction with our Sister Suffragists exhibition, celebrating the suffrage centennial along with our Fashion Forward exhibition, which explores how the fashion innovations of yesterday impact our closets today. This program includes a film screening and Q&A. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Please note: Entrance for this screening will be at the IMAX Lobby doors.

Your ticket purchase supports the Bullock Museum's exhibitions and educational programming.

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a division of the Texas State Preservation Board. Additional support for educational programming provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.

Film Credits

Rating: PG-13
Director: Ava DuVernay
Costume Designer: Ruth E. Carter
Runtime: 128 min.
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Release year: 2014

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