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Selma Review

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Few Americans have been remembered and venerated as greatly as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but Ava DuVernay’s excellent Selma isn’t interested in simply tipping its hat to the legend. Instead, Selma looks closer, to find the real man behind the icon and elegantly put his contributions to the Civil Rights Movement into perspective.

Though King (masterfully portrayed by David Oyelowo) was the face of the nonviolent protests throughout the ’50s and ’60s, he was not the only one to devote (and indeed eventually give) his life to the cause of racial equality, a distinction DuVernay’s film takes great care to make. There were others too, like John Lewis (Stephan James), the young chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (Sncc) who led marchers across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma on Bloody Sunday; Annie Lee Cooper »

- Isaac Feldberg

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"Selma" to Open Palm Springs International Film Festival

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Paramount's "Selma" from director Ava Duvernay is picking up steam this awards season. The Martin Luther King drama has been announced to be the opening night movie of the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival. The festival will close on Sunday, January 11 with the Us premiere of "Boychoir" from director Francois Girard. David Oyelowo, who plays the beloved King in "Selma," is also being honored at the fest with Breakthrough Performance Award, Actor.

Here's the complete press release which includes the list of Easter European movies in a program titled Eastern Promises:

Palm Springs, CA (December 16, 2014) . The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will launch on Friday, January 2 with the opening night screening of the GoldenGlobe nominated Selma directed by Ava Duvernay. The Festival will wrap on Sunday, January 11 with the Us premiere of Boychoir directed by François Girard. New this year, the festival will focus on »

- Manny

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Oscars: How 'Selma' Filmmakers Made a Movie About Mlk Without Using His Words

16 December 2014 9:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

This story first appeared in the Dec. 19 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. When Paramount's Selma opens Dec. 25, it will do so without the support of three of the people most vested in its success -- Bernice King, Dexter Scott King and Martin Luther King III. The warring children of Martin Luther King Jr. never have been able to unite on any film project, and two of them reportedly are not even on speaking terms with the third. Paramount sources say that that third sibling, Dexter, still has not seen the movie (unlike Bernice and Mlk III) despite invitations to

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- Tim Appelo, Stephen Galloway

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David Oyelowo’s Preparation to Portray Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in ‘Selma’

11 December 2014 8:21 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

British actor David Oyelowo’s portrayal of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Ava DuVernay’s Selma has received praise since the film premiered at AFI Fest. The Hollywood Reporter’s Stephen Farber said, “His rousing speeches are superbly done, and his moments of introspection and self-doubt retrieve the humanity in a leader who has come to seem larger than life.”

Now, he isn’t the only British actor playing a Southerner in the film: Tom Wilkinson embodies President Lyndon B. Johnson while Tim Roth depicts Governor George Wallace.

Oyelowo will receive this year’s Palm Springs International Film Festival’s Breakthrough Performance Award, and if he earns an Oscar nomination for his role as King, it wouldn’t be the first time an actor landed a nomination for personifying an iconic figure from a different country: American actress Meryl Streep won for her portrayal »

- Anjelica Oswald

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'Selma’ is the African-American Film Critics Association’s top film of 2014

9 December 2014 6:01 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The African-American Film Critics Association announced late Monday evening that director Ava DuVernay’s "Selma," the drama chronicling Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s milestone protest for civil rights, was the organization’s top film of the year. Along with earning the number one spot on its ranked top 10 list, "Selma" picked up accolades in Best Actor, Best Director, Best Breakout Performance, and Best Song categories. “Our members found the output of cinema released this year to be a truly insightful mix of titles that reflect the world we live in. The members of Aafca were especially pleased with this range of storytelling supported by the studios that gave voice to the many sides of the experience of black people in America and around the world,” says Aafca president Gil Robertson. If the Aafca appreciates the diversity that 2014’s provided to the country, we’re thankful for the diversity the »

- Matt Patches

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David Oyelowo to be Honored at the Palm Springs International Film Festival

8 December 2014 2:10 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

David Oyelowo shines as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Ava Duvernay's "Selma" and now, he's being honored at the upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival! Here's the complete press release:

Palm Springs, CA (December 7, 2014) . The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present David Oyelowo with the Breakthrough Performance Award, Actor for his critically acclaimed performance as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Ava DuVernay.s Selma at its annual Awards Gala. The Gala will also present awards to previously announced honorees Richard Linklater, Julianne Moore, Rosamund Pike, Eddie Redmayne, J.K. Simmons, Reese Witherspoon and the cast of The Imitation Game. Presented by Cartier, and hosted by Mary Hart, the Awards Gala will be held Saturday, January 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 2-12.

.David Oyelowo.s transformation into Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is truly outstanding,. said Film Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. »

- Manny

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David Oyelowo, 'The Imitation Game' cast are latest Palm Springs Film Festival honorees

8 December 2014 4:58 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It’s very possible that, by the Oscars in February, every name associated with the awards season will somehow be honored by the Palm Springs International Film Festival. Its winners are all names you know: Julianne Moore for "Still Alice," Rosamund Pike for "Gone Girl," Eddie Redmayne for "Theory of Everything," and J.K. Simmons for "Whiplash" are among the talent set to be honored at the fest’s awards gala. Now we can add two predictable, completely worthy names to the list: Benedict Cumberbatch and David Oyelowo. They'll be honored on Psiff's gala on Jan. 3, 2015. Well, not just Cumberbatch — the entire cast of "The Imitation Game," in fact. Psiff announced that the inevitable Best Actor nominee, Keira Knightly (a Best Actress candidate herself), and the rest of the director Morten Tyldum’s biopic cast will take home the ensemble performance award. "'The Imitation Game' is one of the »

- Matt Patches

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Listen To Common’s and John Legend’s Song “Glory” From Ava DuVernay’s Selma

7 December 2014 9:17 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“Four years ago, Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win an Academy Award as best director; Ms. DuVernay has a shot to become the second.” On Sunday, the New York Times published an in-depth article on Ava DuVernay’s journey to make Selma. Read Manohla Dargis’s interview Here.

In addition, DuVernay was named winner in the New Generation category by the L.A. Film Critics and it was announced that  British actor David Oyelowo will receive this year’s Breakthrough Performance Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival’s 26th annual Psiff Awards Gala on January 3.

Director Ava DuVernay’s Selma tells the real 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.

From John Legend & Common comes “Glory,” an original composition for the film.

Selma is the story of a movement. »

- Michelle McCue

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Must Watch: UK Trailer For Martin Luther King Jr. Biopic ‘Selma’ Starring David Oyelowo

6 December 2014 9:22 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It’s not often a movie trailer gives you shivers but the historic nature of Martin Luther King Jr.’s story gave me that reaction, and in a truly positive way after watching this first UK trailer for Selma. The film focuses around the civil rights marches that, very literally, changed America and had a rippling affect forever across the world. The story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s struggle to secure voting rights for African-Americans opens in UK cinemas on 6th February, 2015 with next year also marking the 50th anniversary of this pivotal moment in the Us Civil Rights Movement and this triumphant story of the power of the people.

Selma stars the brilliant Brit actor David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr. with direction coming from Ava DuVernay. There’s also an impressive supporting cast that includes Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon B. Johnson, Tim Roth as »

- Dan Bullock

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‘Selma’ Director Ava DuVernay On Breaking Down The Myth Of Mlk

3 December 2014 4:22 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Four years ago, Ava DuVernay quit a lucrative publicity career to pursue film directing full time, and in this brief span she’s covered a lot of territory. Her second feature, 2012’s L.A.-set relationship drama Middle of Nowhere, earned her a best director prize at Sundance (a first for an African-American woman) and an Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award. Nowhere also opened the door to her third film, Paramount’s Selma, which follows Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1965 voting rights marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. The Christmas release has a who’s-who of talent, including producer-actor Oprah Winfrey and Britain-born David Oyelowo playing Mlk. DuVernay recently spoke about how her Nowhere star Oyelowo led her to the project and the challenge of delivering a truthful portrayal of a cultural icon.

Is it true that Oyelowo pitched you for the Selma job?

David got me the job. »

- Christy Grosz

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David Oyelowo says a higher power told him he would play Martin Luther King Jr.

25 November 2014 1:41 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Beverly Hills — Get ready to hear a lot more about actor David Oyelowo. As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Ava DuVernay's "Selma," which sounded a thunder clap upon arrival at this year's AFI Fest, he exhibits a presence and a commitment that is sure to keep him in the thick of the Best Actor Oscar discussion. And according to him, it was sort of pre-ordained. Oyelowo is a relaxing personality to be around, prim, proper, but thoughtful and inviting. He spoke at length recently about coveting the role of Dr. King and his desire to imbue his own sense of faith with a character, a man, who himself was clearly so driven by a higher power. It was that higher power, Oyelowo says, who told him he would one day take on the role, even when other directors weren't so sure. The journey of this project has been a long one for him. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Indie Spirit Noms Preview Likely Oscar Contenders, But What’s Up With That ‘Imitation Game’ Shutout?

25 November 2014 11:50 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

With this morning’s release of the Film Independent Spirit Award nominations, one more piece of the eventual Oscar puzzle is in place, and, as expected, Birdman, Boyhood, Selma and increasingly Whiplash —  which all landed Best Feature and Directing noms — seem to be headed toward the same trajectory at the Academy Awards. And although the Indie Spirits announcement is one of the earliest of the season, the actual awards themselves are one of the latest, taking place February 21, the day before the Oscars. There generally is a lot of bleed-over from one to the other, even though Oscar nominations won’t be out for a couple of months and — unlike the Indie Spirits, which supposedly limit eligibility to only films made for $20 million and under — the Academy has everything to consider and more time to do it.

For instance, Sony Pictures Classics had a very good day with a whopping 15 nominations, »

- Pete Hammond

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Ava DuVernay talks 'Selma' and the last-minute mad dash to an AFI Fest premiere

17 November 2014 9:50 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Beverly Hills — Last week saw the world premiere of Ava DuVernay's "Selma" at AFI Fest after it had been advertised as a 30-minute footage presentation. But there was a lot more to the story behind the scenes. The plan had long been for Paramount to drop the full film as a surprise to the crowd that turned out for the presentation, assuming DuVernay could get the edit where she wanted it to be in the days leading up. Then, the festival dropped a shocker on both festival attendees and those involved with the "Selma" event: Clint Eastwood would take advantage of the Veteran's Day holiday to premiere his "American Sniper" as a secret screening right after Team "Selma" cleared the Egyptian Theatre. The pressure was on. In the end, though, it all worked out. "Selma" played like gangbusters with a deafening standing ovation and a lively post-screening Q&A moderated by actress Alfre Woodard, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Jesse Jackson -- 'Dr. King Would Be Proud of LeBron'

17 November 2014 7:22 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would be Proud of LeBron James ... so says Jesse Jackson who tells TMZ Sports LeBron's work off the court makes him "great."Rev. Jackson was leaving Boa Steakhouse on the Sunset Strip this weekend when we asked about a recent interview Jackson gave to the Northeast Ohio Media Group ... in which he praised LeBron for all he's done for the city of Cleveland "His work in the community beyond the court makes him very great, »

- TMZ Staff

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‘Selma’ Could Become the Fifteenth Race-Related Film to Land a Best Picture Oscar Nom

14 November 2014 11:24 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

Originally planned to screen as a 30-minute preview at AFI Fest, Ava DuVernay’s Selma, centered on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights marches from Selma to Montgomery, premiered in its entirety and stirred up more Oscar buzz ahead of its Christmas Day release.

The Hollywood Reporter’s Stephen Farber says the film is “intelligently written, vividly shot, tightly edited and sharply acted,” and that it “represents a rare example of craftsmanship working to produce a deeply moving piece of history.” Meanwhile, Paul Webb’s screenplay and David Oyelowo’s portrayal of Dr. King have been praised. The Wrap’s James Rocchi says, “Oyelowo’s performance would be impressive enough if it merely recreated the icon we now revere as perfectly as he does through a variety of methods… But Oyelowo, and Webb’s screenplay, also give us a rich, rewarding portrait of King as a man, »

- Anjelica Oswald

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Oprah Winfrey & David Oyelowo Reunite in Martin Luther King Jr. Biopic, Selma—Watch the Powerful Trailer!

7 November 2014 12:11 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Oprah Winfrey reunites with The Butler co-star David Oyelowo in Selma, a biopic about the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that contains scenes that may seem chillingly familiar to many viewers following recent current events. The first trailer for the movie, directed by Ava DuVernay and co-produced by Winfrey (and Brad Pitt), was released on Thursday. Oyelowo, a British actor, played Oprah's son in The Butler. In Selma, he plays King, one of the most famous American civil rights leaders in history. Winfrey plays one of his supporters. King helped spearhead the nation's civil rights movement, which aimed to end racial segregation and discrimination. King, who supported »

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Trailer for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Film Selma

7 November 2014 7:26 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

The first powerful trailer for director Ava DuVernay’s Martin Luther King, Jr. drama Selma has been released. The movie tells the story of King’s battle to pass the Voting Rights Act of 1965. It has an incredible cast that includes David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tom Wilkinson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Alessandro Nivola, Giovanni Ribisi, Common, and Lorraine Toussaint, with Tim Roth and Oprah Winfrey. Here's the synopsis: 

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. »

- Joey Paur

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Debut Trailer For Oscar-Tipped Biopic Selma Marches Online

7 November 2014 7:19 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With this year’s awards circuit right around the corner, moviegoers are about to experience cinema’s annual purple patch. Not to disparage those films that hit during the course of the spring and summer, but as the nights get darker, generally speaking, Hollywood studios begin to play their ace in the holes. And this year it’s been no different, with Foxcatcher, The Imitation Game, Birdman and Nightcrawler all already drawing praise across the industry. But one release that is beginning to emerge as a dark horse of sorts is Ava DuVernay’s Martin Luther King biopic, Selma.

Over the past few months, we’ve been teased with umpteen screenshots for the civil rights drama and today, the studio has finally unveiled the first full-length trailer, which shows David Oyelowo in the role of the renown activist circa 1960.

In essence, the story will chart the groundswell of support that »

- Michael Briers

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Selma Gets A New Trailer

7 November 2014 6:00 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

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 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. 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  [ Read More ]

The post Selma Gets A New Trailer appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Rudie Obias

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First Trailer for Civil Rights Film 'Selma'

7 November 2014 4:42 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Make King’s dream come alive.

First trailer for David Oyelowo as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in “Selma” had been released.

The film also stars Tom Wilkinson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Alessandro Nivola, Giovanni Ribisi Common, Carmen Ejogo, Lorraine Toussaint, with Tim Roth and Oprah Winfrey as “Annie Lee Cooper.”

Here’s the synopsis:

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 »

- Gig Patta

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