Fletch and I went to see Selma opening weekend. In the simplest terms it was incredible. The movie was inspiring, heartbreaking, moving, and all around eye-opening.
Watching Selma reminded me of our troubled past. It made me think of the injustice that still occurs today that so many people are continuously fighting for. It broke my heart to see how empty the theater was opening weekend for Selma. Crowds were pouring into Taken 3 and The Hobbit yet the theater for Selma was less than halfway full.
I don’t care what responsibilities you have or what your excuses might be. You need to see this movie. It will help you understand the sacrifices that those before us experienced in order for us to enjoy the rights we have today. The fact that protesters entered into demonstrations understanding that they might lose their lives, wow. That is true sacrifice. They understood how important equality is that they were willing to lose their lives for the common good.
So please, go see it. If it is no longer being shown at your local theater then plan to pick it up when it is released on DVD. Just trust me on this one.
Did you see Selma? What was your response to the movie?