The Movement works best as a stripped-down, high-speed introduction to the struggle for civil rights, nothing more.
Selma doesn’t dare to offer the viewer anything new.
“I think a lot of people around town are fairly aware of the Red Sox’s checkered history in terms of race.”
“If you’re dead you won’t have a movement, and guns kept people alive. In particular, kept people who made the movement alive.”
Fanny Lou Hamer’s life and the political struggle, which gave us the Voting Rights Act, is the basis of Mary Watkins’ two-act opera.
In the mesmerizing “The Last White Knight,” documentary filmmaker Paul Saltzman chronicles a five-year dialogue with the man who assaulted him during the civil rights movement.