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If you haven’t had a chance to see “Selma,” today would be a great day to see the film that pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s quest for equal rights that ultimately cost him his life.
“I have decided to stick to love … Hate is too great a burden to bear.” – Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches
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“SELMA” is the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic struggle to secure voting rights for all people – a dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and led to President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
“This story will resonate deeply with not only those brave men and women who fought for voting rights alongside Dr. King, but also the countless millions of people who continue to fight against discrimination in voting today,” said Brad Grey, Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures.
“This talented group of filmmakers, led by Brad Pitt and his team at Plan B, Oprah Winfrey and Christian Colson, and of course our director Ava DuVernay, are a formidable force to help bring this significant story to the big screen.”
The talented cast included David Oyelowo (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.), Carmen Ejogo (Coretta Scott King), Oprah Winfrey (Annie Lee Cooper) , Tom Wilkinson (Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson) , Tim Roth (Gov. George Wallace), Common (James Bevel) and Cuba Gooding, Jr. (Fred Gray), among others.
Excerpts from Paramount Press Release | 5/20/2014