After landing with authority and already weathering a significant storm of controversy, Ava DuVernay's “Selma” has arrived nationwide. The film did pretty well in limited release, amassing over $2 million at around 20 venues since its Christmas Day limited bow. Now, a week shy of the Martin Luther King holiday, it lights out for more territories.
I'm not sure what else we can say about it around here. We're fans. We talked to star David Oyelowo and DuVernay. We've noted its coming up short with guild honors, which can be explained away in part due to a lack of screener distribution. This morning's BAFTA announcement, meanwhile, isn't as problematic at first blush as you might expect: voting began way back on Dec. 10 and there hasn't been a major media presence for the film in the UK since it isn't coming out there until next month. No excuses, just perspective. I expect it to do alright with the Academy, but time will tell.
Enough about dollars and cents and awards, however. We're very curious to hear what you thought of the film. So when and if you make it out to the theater this weekend to take a look, head on back here with your thoughts. And remember to vote in our poll!