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Bigscreen to Host Live Free Screening of Academy Awards Nominated ‘Selma’

Bigscreen’s partnership with Paramount Pictures has seen plenty of blockbuster films arrive for the virtual reality (VR) platform. With everything going on in the world currently, the pair will provide a special screening of Selma over the weekend, live for US audiences.

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Nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards in 2014, Selma is the story of how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led a three month march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965, fighting for equal voting rights for all Black Americans.

Directed by¬†Ava DuVernay, Selma will be screened live for free this Saturday 13th June 4PM PST (7PM EST) solely for US viewers. If you can’t attend the screening, Selma will also be available to watch on-demand until 30th June for free.

“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 key message of Selma is the importance of equality, dignity and justice for all people,” said a Paramount Pictures representative in a statement.

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Regular Bigscreen users will know the app has been making a concentrated effort to improve the amount of content available. Its newest movie studio partnership was with¬†Funimation back in April. This saw the studio’s slate of anime’s films added to the VR platform, from classics like¬†Akira to Attack on Titan¬†and¬†My Hero Academia: Two Heroes.

The Bigscreen Beta app is free to download, supporting a wide range of devices like HTC Vive, Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality, Oculus Rift, Oculus Go and Oculus Quest. As Bigscreen continues to expand its content lineup VRFocus will keep you updated on all the latest announcements.