There were infinite thoughts running through my mind as I watched this film, mostly the tenacity of those who created change in the civil rights movement. I cried as the film latched onto my bones. It is stirring and rousing. It is also a complete film with a incomparable ensemble, writing, directing, costuming and music score.

Yes it would be great for the Academy to have recognized this film in more categories. However, I think the prolific effect this film will have on audiences is worth its weight in gold.

Go see this film with a group of people.