Information for parents deciding which movies are best for kids ages 2 to 18:
Why it’s rated PG-13: Themes include historic depiction of virulent racism, including verbal and physical attacks and murder. Also: strong language including racist epithets, brief sexual sounds and discussion of affairs.
Minimum age: Middle school.
Family discussion: How did Dr. King make President Johnson change his mind? How did President Johnson make George Wallace change his mind?
If you like this, try: Other films about the civil rights movement including “Boycott” (also featuring Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King), “Separate But Equal” and “Eyes on the Prize”
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