3 pairs of tickets available for special London screening of Oscar nominated biopic February 2nd
Show Racism The Red Card are pleased to announce that we are giving away 3 pairs of tickets for the premiere of the new Martin Luther King film, ‘Selma’, which will be taking place on February 2nd 2015 at the Milbank Altitude Cinema in London.
The film itself is about the unforgettable true story about Martin Luther King’s campaign in 1965 where he led a dangerous and terrifying struggle with the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama to secure equal voting rights; ‘Selma’ tells the story of how he and America altered history and the society we live in today. It shows how Martin Luther King’s life was like, capturing his thoughts and beliefs on discrimination, and how he was perceived in society.
This captivating film stars the likes of, David Oyelowo who portrays a charismatic Martin Luther king Jr - and Oprah Winfrey who plays Annie Lee Cooper – it is also directed by Ava DuVernay.
Selma is made by a film production called Pathe, this is the same company that produced the recent Nelson Mandela film – ‘Long Walk To Freedom’.
Thanks to a growing partnership with Pathe UK, Show Racism The Red Card also ran a competition for the highly successful film about the former South African leader and we are delighted to have been given the opportunity to help promote another film with an equally important and powerful message.
Selma predominantly highlights the key points and facts about; The Civil Rights Movement’.
The Civil Rights movement is the National (USA) effort made my black people and their supporters in the 1950/60’s to eliminate segregation and to gain equal rights.
The first major ‘episode’ in the civil rights movement was the boycott of the city buses in Montgomery, Alabama.
In the 60’s (America) buses had reserved seats for white people and the back rows for ‘coloured’ people, however once the white rows were full, the ‘coloured’ people had to give up their seats, however Rosa Parks did not give up her seat because she paid her fare and believed she was entitled to it.
After disputing with the driver she was arrested and imprisoned, though thankful she was then later released.
This incident was the starting point for the movement, which Martin Luther King was a driving force behind.
He told us some key points about the Civil Rights Movement and important information about the unifying effect of Luther King’s action and words.
SRtRC have three pairs of tickets to the special screening and for your chance to win a pair of tickets to see the Oscar Nominated ‘Selma’ all you have to do is answer the following question:
’What was the name of the singer who influenced Martin Luther King’s famous ‘I have a dream’ speech?‘
Send your answer to ‘ firstname.lastname@example.org ‘ by Midnight on Thursday 29th January, together with your name, age and address.
Winners will be drawn at random, your details will be passed to the cinema and you can collect your tickets from the box office on the night of the screening.