Sunday, January 18, 2015

Selma (UK/USA: Ava DuVernay, 2014)

Selma (UK/USA: Ava DuVernay, 2014: 122 mins)

Abdelmahmoud, Elamin. "2014: the year that black cinema bounced back in America." The Guardian (December 25, 2014)

Badejo, Anita. "Modern Marvel." Buzz Feed (July 20, 2016) [On actress Tessa Thompson]

Benton, Michael. "Selma." Letterboxd (January 18, 2015)

Civil Rights Movement Veterans (Website/Archive)

Cooper, Brittney. "A racial state of emergency: How we prepare for devastation in Ferguson." Salon (November 19, 2014)

Davidson, Amy. "Why Selma Is More Than Fair to L.B.J." The New Yorker (January 22, 2015)

Digital SNCC Gateway [Archive of resources: "The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was the only national civil rights organization led by young people. Organized in 1960 and mentored by the legendary black organizer, Ella Baker, SNCC activists became full-time organizers, working with community leaders to build local grassroots organizations in the Deep South."]

"Diminished Lives." Cineaste (Summer 2015)

Dreyfuss, Ben. "'Selma Is Now': John Legend and Common Just Gave An Amazing Oscar Speech." Mother Jones (February 22, 2015)

DuVernay, Ava. "'One Person Can Make a Difference': Ava DuVernay Remembers Film Critic Roger Ebert’s Early Support." Democracy Now (January 27, 2015)

---. "'The Power of the People': Selma Director Ava DuVernay on Fight for Civil Rights, Voting Equality." Democracy Now (January 27, 2015)

---. "Selma Director Ava DuVernay on Hollywood’s Lack of Diversity, Oscar Snub and #OscarsSoWhite Hashtag." Democracy Now (January 27, 2015)

---. "Selma Director Defends Film’s Portrayal of LBJ-MLK Dispute on Voting Rights Legislation." Democracy Now (January 27, 2015)

Ehrenstein, David. "Oscars 2015: Based on a ‘Truthiness’ Story." Keyframe (January 16, 2015) ["Dramatizing history, taking heat this Oscar season: SELMA, FOXCATCHER, THE IMITATION GAME and AMERICAN SNIPER wrangle with the truth."]

Foundas, Scott. "Selma." Variety (November 12, 2014)

Fox, Margalit. "Amelia Boynton Robinson, a Pivotal Figure at the Selma March, Dies at 104." The New York Times (August 27, 2015)

"From Selma to Snowden, Oscar Speeches Invoke Activism & Calls for Social Justice." Democracy Now (February 23, 2015)

Gino, Francesca. "You 2.0: Rebel with a Cause." Hidden Brain (August 9, 2019) ["This week, we'll follow Gino on her mission to understand the minds of successful rule breakers. What are their secrets? And how can we discover our own rebel talent? "I think we really need to shift our thinking," says Gino. "Rebels are people who break rules that should be broken. They break rules that hold them and others back, and their way of rule breaking is constructive rather than destructive. It creates positive change.""]

Hawks, Julie. "Why the Vote Wasn't Enough for Selma: A New Book on Economic Justice." Black Perspectives (October 17, 2017)

Hendricks, Obery M. "The Uncompromising Anti-Capitalism of Martin Luther King Jr." The Huffington Post (January 20, 2014)

Holloway, Jonathan. "AFAM 162 - African American History: From Emancipation to the Present." Open Yale Courses (Spring 2010) ["The purpose of this course is to examine the African American experience in the United States from 1863 to the present. Prominent themes include the end of the Civil War and the beginning of Reconstruction; African Americans’ urbanization experiences; the development of the modern civil rights movement and its aftermath; and the thought and leadership of Booker T. Washington, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X."]

Hudson, David. "Ava DuVernay’s Selma: 'One of the best American films of the year.'” Keyframe (November 25, 2014)

Joseph, Peniel. "Selma Backlash Misses The Point." Codeswitch (January 10, 2015)

Kayyali, Nadia. "The History of Surveillance and the Black Community." Electronic Frontier Foundation (February 13, 2014)

Lewis, John. "The Art & Discipline of Nonviolence." On Being (January 15, 2015) ["We take in the extraordinary wisdom of Congressman John Lewis, on what happened in Selma on Bloody Sunday and beyond — and how it might inform our common life today. A rare look inside the civil rights leaders’ spiritual confrontation with themselves — and their intricate art of nonviolence."]

Maass, Peter. "Oscars Make History, So Hollywood's War Stories Need to Be True." The Intercept (February 13, 2015)

Menand, Louis. "The Color of Law: Voting rights and the Southern way of life." The New Yorker (July 8, 2013)

Patton, Stacey. "Take Two Seats: What’s Really Behind Jewish Anger Over Selma?” Tim Wise (February 7, 2015)
Sahani, Alakha. "Hollywood wants me to make a certain kind of movie: Ava DuVernay." Indian Express (November 9, 2015)

Young, Bradford. "The Philosophy of Cinematography." The Film Stage (November 5, 2015) [Cinematographer for the films Selma (2014); A Most Violent Year (2014); Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013); Middle of Nowhere (2012); Pariah (2011)]

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