Jan. 15, 2020

Martin Luther King Day Screening at The Tull Family Theater: Selma

WHAT: The story of Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement is captured in Ava DuVernay’s Selma (PG-13) as it follows the three-month, 54-mile march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., in 1965.

Longtime educator and retired Geneva professor Elizabeth (Betty) Asche Douglas will introduce the film with word and song. A lifelong advocate, artist and musician, she met both Drs. Martin Luther King and T.J. Jemison in the early days of the civil rights movement. Jemison, a minister and national leader, led the successful—and first—civil rights boycott of segregated seating on public buses in 1953 in Baton Rouge, La.


This film was a contender for a Best Picture Oscar in 2015, a first-time nomination for an African American woman (Oprah Winfrey, producer). Its song, Glory, snagged an Oscar win for Common and John Legend.

Selma is one of the finest films ever made about the civil rights movement,” says Common Sense Media.

“Righteous fury is in the air. And that fervor to stand up and be counted is all over Selma,” declares Rolling Stone.

WHEN: Monday, Jan. 20, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, at 3 p.m.

WHERE: The Tull Family Theater, 418 Walnut St., Sewickley.

Parking is available in the Green Street Lot, steps away from the Theater, and on the street. A ramp also leads from the main Walnut Street entrance to the Theater doors.

Directions and more detailed parking information can be found online, www.thetullfamilytheater.org/directions.

ADMISSION: General admission is $11. Tickets are discounted for seniors 65 or older, college students and military with IDs, groups of 10 or more and children 10 and younger.

The Tull Family Theater, a 501(c)(3) Pennsylvania nonprofit, is a film-based arts organization created to strengthen cultural, educational and entertainment experiences in the region northwest of Pittsburgh. Supported by diverse revenue streams from private, public, corporate and foundation funding, the theater counts among its donors, including the Allegheny Regional Asset District, Huntington Bank, Esmark and the Bouchard Family, more than 700 individuals and its patrons, including Sustaining Circle members. This support sustains and expands programming at this independent cinema in Sewickley offering two screens and an event/performance space.


Contact: Karen Ferrick-Roman, Karen@thetullfamilytheater.org, cell 412.671.1456