Monday, November 17, 2014

'Selma' Execs Participate In Q&A In San Francisco

Director/Executive Producer Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey

David Oyelowo, Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey

The upcoming film Selma had a special screening yesterday at the historic Castro Theatre in San Francisco followed by a Q&A where Director/Executive Producer, Ava DuVernay, Producers Oprah Winfrey, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, and Actor David Oyelowo (who plays Martin Luther King) participated. Selma, from Paramount Pictures, Pathé, and Harpo Films, is in select theaters on Christmas Day and opens wide on January 9th, 2015.   

David Oyelowo and Oprah Winfrey

Selma Opens In Select Theaters December 25, 2014
In All Theaters January 9, 2015

Selma is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition.  The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement.  Director Ava DuVernay’s Selma tells the story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history.

Starring David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Alessandro Nivola, Giovanni Ribisi Common, Carmen Ejogo, Lorraine Toussaint, with Tim Roth and Oprah Winfrey as “Annie Lee Cooper.”
Directed by Ava DuVernay
Written by Paul Webb
Produced by Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Oprah Winfrey
Executive Producers Cameron McCracken, Nik Bower,
                                  Diarmuid McKeown, Ava DuVernay, Paul Garnes, Nan Morales

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