There has been much in the media about Oscar-nominated "Selma." News Tribune readers should know that local middle and high school students can see the film for free at The Grand Cinema throughout the run, currently scheduled to end Feb. 12.
This has been made possible through a collaborative effort of the Black Collective, the Tacoma Chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace and a number of generous donations, the largest coming from the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation.
Georgia Congressman John Lewis, who marched in Selma, writes, "The role of art in our society is not to reenact history but to offer an interpretation of human experience. . . . Aristotle says it best: The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inner significance. The movie 'Selma' is a work of art. It conveys the inner significance of the ongoing struggle for human dignity in America."
I hope readers will tell students they know about this opportunity to see the movie for free.