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‘Selma’ to Screen in Selma, Alabama for Free “Selma,” the Golden Globe-nominated film about Martin Luther King Jr., will screen for free in the Alabama city that gave the film its title. “With deep gratitude to the people of Selma, Alabama, we are proud to share this powerful film depicting the historic events that took place there 50 years ago,” said Oprah Winfrey on behalf of the film’s producers. Winfrey costars in the movie as an African-American worker who joins the civil rights protests.

‘Selma’ to Screen in Selma, Alabama for Free “Selma,” the Golden Globe-nominated film about Martin Luther King Jr., will screen for free in the Alabama city that gave the film its title. “With deep gratitude to the people of Selma, Alabama, we are proud to share this powerful film depicting the historic events that took place there 50 years ago,” said Oprah Winfrey on behalf of the film’s producers. Winfrey costars in the movie as an African-American worker who joins the civil rights protests.

Oprah Winfrey Explains Why She Agreed to ‘Selma’ After Turning Down Role It took more than just pleas from “Selma” director Ava DuVernay to convince Oprah Winfrey to join the film’s cast. In fact, the TV mogul and actress said it was a story about the real-life Civil Rights activist she portrays that finally persuaded her to change her mind. In a previous interview with TheWrap, DuVernay revealed Winfrey “did not want to do it” and had to be asked several times. Winfrey explained in an E!

Oprah Winfrey Explains Why She Agreed to ‘Selma’ After Turning Down Role It took more than just pleas from “Selma” director Ava DuVernay to convince Oprah Winfrey to join the film’s cast. In fact, the TV mogul and actress said it was a story about the real-life Civil Rights activist she portrays that finally persuaded her to change her mind. In a previous interview with TheWrap, DuVernay revealed Winfrey “did not want to do it” and had to be asked several times. Winfrey explained in an E!

Review: Ava DuVernay's Vital, Vibrant 'Selma' Starring David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo & Oprah Winfrey “Selma” is vital correspondence, filmmaking lived on the streets where brutal facts were ignored then reported, and now snatched back from history to sustain a spirit few films can or will possess. It is stunning humanistic cinema on a mainstream scale, made by a group of unconventional artists. Premiered in an unfinished cut at AFI Fest, this rarely feels like any biopic you’ve seen. It has inventiveness, urgency, humor, and most of all emotion that draws effortless parallels rather than leaving its lesson up on the screen. Even the title cards offer something fresh.

Review: Ava DuVernay's Vital, Vibrant 'Selma' Starring David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo & Oprah Winfrey “Selma” is vital correspondence, filmmaking lived on the streets where brutal facts were ignored then reported, and now snatched back from history to sustain a spirit few films can or will possess. It is stunning humanistic cinema on a mainstream scale, made by a group of unconventional artists. Premiered in an unfinished cut at AFI Fest, this rarely feels like any biopic you’ve seen. It has inventiveness, urgency, humor, and most of all emotion that draws effortless parallels rather than leaving its lesson up on the screen. Even the title cards offer something fresh.

“Selma” is vital correspondence, filmmaking lived on the streets where brutal facts were ignored then reported, and now snatched back from history to sustain a spirit few films can or will possess. It is stunning humanistic cinema on a mainstream scale, made by a group of unconventional artists. Premiered in an unfinished cut at AFI Fest, this rarely feels like any biopic you’ve seen. It has inventiveness, urgency, humor, and most of all emotion that draws effortless parallels rather than leaving its lesson up on the screen. Even the title cards offer something fresh.

Selma

Posted June 30th, 2014 by Binh Ngo

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Jane Fonda confirms Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey for 'The Butler'

rss.feedsportal.com – Whitaker and Winfrey will play husband and wife in historical biopic. 10 years 17 weeks ago via brucelee

Lee Daniels' The Butler

Posted February 17th, 2012 by Binh Ngo

THE BUTLER, based on the screenplay by Danny Strong & Lee Daniels, is inspired by Wil Haygood’s Washington Post article about an African-American man who served as a butler (Whitaker) to eight Presidents in the White House for over thirty years. From this unique vantage point, THE BUTLER traces the dramatic changes that swept American society, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family.

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