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Aretha Franklin, Tyler Perry, Cuba Gooding, Jr. & more attend ‘Selma’ NYC Premiere [PHOTOS]

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

The highly anticipated civil right drama “SELMA celebrated its New York Premiere Sunday night.  The VIP screening was presented by Paramount Pictures, Delta Air Lines, Tina Brown Live Media & Credit Suisse, and took place at the historic Ziegfeld Theater.

Paramount Pictures Presents The New York Premiere of "SELMA"

“Selma” actors Carmen Ejogo, David Oyelowo and Tim Roth

“Selma” cast members who walked the red carpet included David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tom Wilkinson, Tim Roth, Common, Andre Holland, Lorraine Toussaint, Niecy Nash, Tessa Thompson, Stephen Root, Colman Domingo, Charity Jordan, Lakeith Lee Stanfield, Dylan Baker, Omar Dorsey, Stephan James, Wendell Pierce, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Trai Byers, Henry G. Sanders, Jeremy Strong, Kent Falcon, and John Lavelle.

Paramount Pictures Presents The New York Premiere of "SELMA"

David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth, Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernau

Also spotted on the red carpet was the queen of soul, Aretha Franklin, Tyler Perry, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Director/Executive Producer Ava DuVernay, Producers Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, Executive Producer Paul Garnes and “Selma” actress and producer Oprah Winfrey.

Paramount Pictures Presents The New York Premiere of "SELMA"

Niecy Nash, Common, Ava DuVernay with Martin Luther King III and wife

“Selma”  chronicles the landmark 1965 voting rights campaign regarded as the peak of the civil rights movement. Led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his band of brothers, the movement included several marches from Selma to Montgomery under dangerous opposition with one such event known as Bloody Sunday. ‘Selma” was produced by Pathe and Harpo Films and will open in select theaters in New York, Los Angeles and ATLANTA on December 25th and then nationwide on January 9th, 2015.

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Paramount Pictures Presents The New York Premiere of "SELMA" Paramount Pictures Presents The New York Premiere of "SELMA"

Aretha Franklin/Tyler Perry

Paramount Pictures Presents The New York Premiere of "SELMA" Paramount Pictures Presents The New York Premiere of "SELMA"

“Selma” actresses Tessa Thompson with Niecy Nash/Lorraine Toussaint with Carmen Ejogo

 Paramount Pictures Presents The New York Premiere of "SELMA" Paramount Pictures Presents The New York Premiere of "SELMA"

Cuba Gooding, Jr./”Selma” actor Wendell Pierce

Paramount Pictures Presents The New York Premiere of "SELMA" Paramount Pictures Presents The New York Premiere of "SELMA"

“Selma” actors David Oyelowo with Common/Charity Jordan

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“Selma” actors Andre Holland/Ruben Santiago-Hudson

SELMA in Select Theaters in New York, Los Angeles and ATLANTA on December 25, 2014

Photo Credits: Allied Moxy