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DuVernay's 'Selma': Remembering Rev. King-Led March in 1965 Is Reminder of Ferguson 2014

3 January 2015 1:48 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Selma' movie review: Politically salient in the early 21st century and 'beautiful in all the ways of cinema' (photo: David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr. in 'Selma') The title of director Ava DuVernay's historical drama Selma tells us what the film is about, while implying what it isn't about. In other words, Selma is not about the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. -- wonderfully played by British actor David Oyelowo -- even though the reverend is the film's gravitational center and its emotional weight accrues to him. Just like what took place in Selma, Alabama, back in 1965. In fact, Oyelowo's presence is as transfixing as that of the young Ben Kingsley in his transformative interpretation of Gandhi in Sir Richard Attenborough's 1982 titular classic about one of Dr. King's inspirational figures. Unlike Gandhi, however, Selma is a single canvas on which a few months in Dr. »

- Tim Cogshell

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Director Ava DuVernay’s Selma to Screen for Free for Selma, Al Citizens

1 January 2015 9:25 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Left to right: André Holland plays Andrew Young, Colman Domingo plays Ralph Abernathy, David Oyelowo plays Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Omar Dorsey plays James Orange in Selma. (c) 2014 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved. Photo credit: Atsushi Nishijima

Paramount Pictures announced today that the Golden Globe nominated film Selma from director Ava DuVernay will be shown for free to the town’s citizens at the Selma Walton Theater in the city of Selma, Alabama beginning January 9th.

“With deep gratitude to the people of Selma, Alabama, we are proud to share this powerful film depicting the historic events that took place there 50 years ago,” said Oprah Winfrey on behalf of the film’s producers. “I hope generations will watch the film and share their stories of remembrance and history together.”

“The city and people of Selma welcomed the production with open arms this past summer and in celebration of »

- Michelle McCue

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