A significant cinematic history lesson
The Roxy Bar and Screen is perhaps one of London's best-kept secrets. Tucked away behind thick red curtains, the screening room has something of a speakeasy feel about it – expect comfy couches, cosy armchairs, leather sofas, tables and barstool all set in front of the big screen. Your ticket also includes any main dish from the Roxy menu before you tuck into the main event. Tonight’s offering is Ava DuVernay’s 2014 historic drama, Selma. Centred around Martin Luther King's (David Oyelowo) historic struggle to secure voting rights for all people, regardless of their colour, Selma follows the epic 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. 2015 marks the 50th Anniversary of this historic event, so now is a the perfect time to watch this cinematic history lesson. "Oyelowo keeps our attention focused on the real story in triumphant fashion." – The Guardian "DuVernay's most remarkable accomplishment may be that with such passion inspiring material, she has made such a measured, resolute and levelheaded film." – NPR Over 18s only. Certificate: 12A. Runtime: 2 hours 5 minutes. Dress code: smart casual.
"Emphatic cinematic storytelling."