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Sunday, November 30, 2014

David Oyelowo & Ava DuVernay talk Selma on #BlackoutBlackFriday

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Following Paramount's first official awards consideration screening for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.-centered historical drama Selma on Friday, November 28, star David Oyelowo and director Ava DuVernay (the latter in the midst of an especially busy day, her distribution company AFFRM also running a free day-long marathon of film and community discussion as part of #BlackoutBlackFriday), appeared in person for a talk moderated by awards season staple Pete Hammond. While there was some question and content overlap with the Q&A that took place after the film's world premiere at AFI Fest a couple of weeks ago, as one can witness in the complete video below, with the raw, genuine emotion surrounding the day--and, more specifically, the sobering events of the week that led up to it--what by design was to be another PR/campaign stop ended up becoming something far more valuable, powerful, and profound for all in attendance.

Selma opens in limited release on Thursday, December 25, and expands to cinemas nationwide on Friday, January 9 from Paramount Pictures.

(Special thanks to Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo)

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