The NY Premiere of SELMA, the film co-written & directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb; based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting right marches lead by James Bevel, Hosea Williams, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, and John Lewis. Photography by Celebrity Photojournalist Lisa Pacino of Under The Duvet Productions, NY ©. All Rights Reserved.
The stellar cast includes Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, Common, Carmen Ejogo, Tom Wilkinson, Lorraine Toussaint, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Tim Roth, Niecy Nash, Colman Domingo, Wendell Pierce, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Trai Byers, Martin Sheen, Ledisi, and many more; with Red Carpet stellar guests Aretha Franklin, India Aire, Tyler Perry, Gayle King, Tia Mowry, Alicia Hall Moran, Jason Moran, S. Epatha Merkerson, Michael K. Williams, Stanley Nelson, Martin Luther King III, and many more, The Ziegfeld Theatre, New York, with an After Party at the New York Public Library, December 14, 2014.
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 prompted change that forever Toussaint, with Tim Roth and Oprah Winfrey as “Annie Lee Cooper.” altered history.
SELMA: "Glory" is the song made for the film by John Legend and Common and has received a Golden Globe nomination as the Best Original Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEFRPLM0nEA#t=270