Cast members from the new Martin Luther King Jr. inspired film, Selma, are speaking out about how the project humanizes the heroic civil rights icon.
For many, MLK is viewed as something of an American saint.
Selma is the first studio film about MLK that shows the complexities of the cultural icon.
Ava Duvernay, the film’s Golden Globe nominated director, says she didn’t want to make MLK out to be a saint, but also didn’t want to overcorrect by making him an anti-hero.
Therefore in Selma viewers get an unprecedented glimpse into the life of MLK, as he confronts his infidelities and marriage woes.
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