“Selma,” director Ava DuVernay’s biopic about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will be free to rent on streaming services for the month of June, Paramount said Friday.
“We hope this small gesture will encourage people throughout the country to examine our nation’s history and reflect on the ways that racial injustice has infected our society,” the studio said.
The 2014 drama stars David Oyelowo as King, and received a Best Picture Oscar nomination. In his four-star review, Post critic Lou Lumenick called “Selma” “Hollywood’s definitive depiction of the 1960s American civil rights movement.”
The studio’s move follows Warner Bros. making its 2019 drama “Just Mercy” available for no charge on rental platforms in the wake of protests over the death of George Floyd.