Film Screening: Selma

A Series Exploring Representation and Heritage in Cinema
PAST EVENT: Thu, Feb 27, 2020

In celebration of Black History Month, the Annenberg Space for Photography will screen Ava DuVernay’s historical drama, Selma. The film chronicles the Alabama city’s suffrage movement, in the wake of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. While the Act provided the legal basis for desegregation of the South, rampant discrimination still made it difficult, if not impossible, for blacks to register to vote. By 1965, Selma, Alabama became the battleground in the struggle for representation. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, with their heroic efforts culminating in President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The film features Lakeith Stanfield and Oprah Winfrey, who are also included in Vanity Fair: Hollywood Calling.

For the duration of Hollywood Calling, the Photo Space will showcase some of the greatest films by the directors and actors portrayed in the exhibition, coinciding with Black History Month (February), Women’s History Month (March), National Humor Month (April), Asian Pacific American Month (May), Pride (June), and a fun, Hollywood summer blockbuster for July.

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In this arresting and iconic exhibition – curated by Vanity Fair’s creative development editor David Friend, and the magazine’s former director of photography Susan White – Vanity Fair: Hollywood Calling features photographic portraiture and multimedia installations that capture the magic and glamour of the film and television industry’s major players from the last four decades.

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Annenberg Space for Photography

2000 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067


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