|Dr. King marching for justice and equality|
UPDATE: "Selma" director on Oscars and movie
(DemocracyNow.org, Jan. 27, 2015)
Selma Director Ava DuVernay on Hollywood’s Lack of Diversity, Oscar Snub and #OscarsSoWhite Hashtag
"The Power of the People": Selma Director Ava DuVernay on Fight for Civil Rights, Voting Equality
"Selma" Director Defends Film’s Portrayal of LBJ-MLK Dispute on Voting Rights Legislation
"One Person Can Make a Difference": Ava DuVernay Remembers Film Critic Roger Ebert’s Early Support
|Malcolm and I were peers and friends.|
- Echo Park Film Center
- 1200 North Alvarado St., LA, CA 90026
- (North of the Sunset Blvd./Alvarado St. intersection)
- Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, 6:30-10:00 pm
|How many roads must a man travel? |
|I have many other speeches, like my Vietnam material.|
Director and British star of "Selma"
(Black Tree TV) "Selma" is the story of a movement. It chronicles a tumultuous three-month period in 1965 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal economic, civil, and voting rights in the face of violent state oppression.
The epic march from Selma (Alabama) to Montgomery culminated in Pres. Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement.
|I think I'm the real star of the movie (Oprah).|
Golden Globe nominations
Best Motion Picture (drama), Best Actor (David Oyelowo), Best Director (Ava DuVernay), Best Original Song (Common & John Legend, "Glory")
|(CBS sunday Morning) Oprah and David Oyelowo on new civil rights film "Selma"|