So UTvoter and I went to see Interstellar tonight (long, but recommended; good cast) and beforehand we saw the trailer for Selma, an upcoming film produced by Oprah Winfrey about "Martin Luther King, Lyndon Baines Johnson and the civil rights marches that changed America."
According to IDMB it's not due out until Jan. 9, but I wanted to give a heads up while it's on my mind and also to put a particular bug in people's ear.
Obviously it's an important movie but if you are like me it might be one of those serious movies you put off so you can watch lighter or more escapist fare.
The review raises some questions about whether the movie will do well or not based on a number of considerations. I can't begin to guess myself whether it will become a popular or critical success or not.
I bring attention to the release because I'd like to encourage everyone to consider making a special effort to see this film. In fact, I'd like you to ignore your aversion to overcrowded theaters--if you're like me--and consider going the first night or weekend at least, if simply out of respect for the subject and to show your support--for Oprah's commitment in financing the film and to the cast and crew (see link above) which created it--by contributing to its opening ticket sales. Maybe even make it a group evening with family and/or friends and even consider buying tickets for people who may not otherwise attend, etc.
Especially with what's going on in Ferguson and across this country with police militarization (topics I discovered are raised in the above Trailer Review, along with Occupy Wall St.), I think it would be a good message for us all to send out by showing our solidarity in part through our recognition of the significance of the subject and this film.