This was literally the best movie I have seen in a long time. It far surpassed my expectations and I felt ALL the feels. I laughed (mostly at the relationship between Dr. King and his friends) and I cried...and I cried and cried and cried. I also felt a sense of righteous indignation. This movie will upset you, I will tell you that right now. On top of an obviously upsetting subject matter, this movie was also pretty graphic. I wouldn't say it was unnecessarily so, it was pretty factual, but it does make the stomach turn.
As the title suggest this movie is focused on a very specific time period in Dr. King's life; basically his march from Selma to Washington. What I didn't anticipate was the look into Dr. King's state of mind, his personal life and his own struggles, which I thought was absolutely brilliant. Before giving too much away I just want to highly suggest that if you haven't seen this movie go out right now, literally right now, and rent it from Redbox. It will be the best $1.50 you've ever spent.