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Selma @The Watershed. Starts Feb 6th

In 2015, the 50th anniversary of this pivotal moment in the civil rights movement, it is hard to imagine a timelier reminder of both the progress that has been made and the promises that have been unkept. How much has Dr. King achieved, and how much have we advanced? Well, that’s all up for discussion – see the ways you can share your thoughts below – for now we’ll leave you with the words of a critic who said: “As cinema, Selma is commendable; as cultural barometer, it’s beyond reproach.”

The Watershed will be hosting a series of introductions on the film throughout its run. First up Labour and mayoral candidate Marvin Rees, whose commitment to social justice is informed by the work and vision of Dr Martin Luther King, will introduce the Sat 7 Feb 14:30 screening. Other introductions will be held on Mon 9 Feb 17:30 (Shakira Lewis), Mon 16 Feb 17:30 (Dr Madge Dresser) and Tue 17 Feb 17:30 (Dr Anthony Reddie) screenings.
Conversations About Cinema: Impact of Conflict
Impact of Conflict is a new strand where the Watershed will explore the effects of war and conflict through screenings, events and publishing – it is all about the opportunity for you to share your responses. You can join the discussion by doing any of the following:
Join in the conversation via Twitter chat on Tue 10 Feb from 18:30-19:30 with Cinema Curator Mark Cosgrove and guests Dr Edson Burton, Dr Madge Dresser and Ujima’s Gman (Roger Griffith). Join in by using #convocinema.
Tricha Passes, teaching fellow at the University of Bristol’s department of history, will introduce the 18:30 screening on Wed 11 Feb and host an informal conversation on the film in the Café/Bar from 20:20 onwards.
You can also post your thoughts on the Watershed noticeboard or tweet using #convocinema or @wshed.
Ticket prices: Screenings before 16:00: £5.50 full / £4.00 concessions. Screenings after 16:00: £8.00 full / £6.50 concessions.
There will be a Cinébabies screening of Selma on Mon 9 Feb at 11:00.
The evening screenings of Selma on Tue 10 Feb are part of our Cinébites deal: get a cinema ticket, veggie or meat lasagne, and a drink (wine/beer or soft drink) for only £15.
For more information on the film, screening times and to book tickets visit

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