SELMA

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Today a ¬†group from the Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville (including this writer) and one person from the split off Phoenix UU group attended the 12:45 viewing of the acclaimed film “Selma”, which is about the marches Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King led in Selma, Alabama in 1965. It more than lived up to expectations. “Selma” is the most powerful film I have seen in a long time. It is inspiring and moving.

The portrayals of participants such as King, Correta Scott King, now-U.S. Rep. John Lewis, Rev. Abernathy, and others are ¬†powerful. The attempts to cross the Edmund Pettis bridge are portrayed with particular intensity. The music score which includes “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” and Bb Dylan’s “Masters of War” is moving. The film definitely succeeds in recreating the tenor of the times.