Posted by | Ray Cornelius
The first trailer and poster for the upcoming Civil Rights drama, SELMA was released today and the anticipation is mounting! SELMA 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.
The film is directed by Ava DuVernay and includes an all-star cast featuring David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Alessandro Nivola, Giovanni Ribisi Common, Carmen Ejogo, Lorraine Toussaint, with Tim Roth and Oprah Winfrey as “Annie Lee Cooper.”
Take a look below:
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SELMA opens in select theaters December 25 and nationwide on January 9, 2015.