Paramount Pictures is making the Best Picture-nominated film Selma widely available for streaming for FREE.
For the remainder of June, you can rent the movie at no cost, on multiple digital platforms in the U.S.
The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition.
The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement.
The critically-acclaimed film was directed by Ava DuVernay and originally released in 2014. It was nominated for Best Picture and won best song at the Academy Awards.
Actor David Oyelowo plays Dr. King.
In a press statement, Paramount Pictures said:
“We hope this small gesture will encourage people throughout the country to examine our nation’s history and reflect on the ways that racial injustice has infected our society. The key message of the film is the importance of equality, dignity and justice for all people. Clearly, that message is as vital today as it was in 1965.”
You can rent the movie for FREE on:
- Prime Video
- Apple TV
- Google Play
Just go to the streaming service of your choice, search for Selma, and make sure the rental fee is zero before you click to rent.
Amazon Prime Video is also selling the film for just $3.99. A digital version will be added to your Video Library. We didn’t look at the other services, but it’s possible they are offering a similar deal.
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