Pics from Selma‘s NY Premiere and AfterpartyPosted by Wilson Morales
December 15, 2014
Last night Blackfilm.com attended the NY Premiere of Selma, presented by Paramount Pictures, Delta Air Lines, Tina Brown Live Media, and Credit Suisse, at the Ziegfeld Theater, where stars David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey (also a Producer on the film), Carmen Ejogo, Tom Wilkinson, Tim Roth, Common, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Andre Holland, Lorraine Toussaint, Niecy Nash, Stephen Root, Colman Domingo, Lakeith Lee Stanfield, E. Roger Mitchell, Dylan Baker, Omar Dorsey, Stephan James, Alessandro Nivola, Wendell Pierce, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Trai Byers, Corey Reynolds, Henry G. Sanders, Jeremy Strong, Kent Falcon, and John Lavelle walked the red carpet alongside Director/Executive Producer Ava Duvernay, Producers Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, and Executive Producer Paul Garnes.
Afterwards, and before entering inside New York Public Library for the afterparty, director Ava DuVernay took to the steps of the New York Public Library with actors David Oyelowo, Lorraine Toussaint, Andre Holland, Colman Domingo, Stephan James, E. Roger Mitchell, Tessa Thompson, Wendell Pierce, John Lavelle, and Kent Faulcon got together on the steps to take a photo with them wearing “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirts and raising their arms in the “don’t shoot” pose.
“SELMA” is the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic struggle to secure voting rights for all people – a dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and led to President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The film’s release will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the landmark legislation.
The film stars David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr., Tom Wilkinson as Lyndon Baines Johnson, Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King, Andre Holland as Andrew Young, Omar J. Dorsey as James Orange, Alessandro Nivola as John Doar, Dylan Baker as J. Edgar Hoover, Giovanni Ribisi as Lee White, Tessa Thompson as Diane Nash, Colman Domingo as Ralph Abernathy, Stephen Root as Al Lingo, Jeremy Strong as James Reeb, with Tim Roth as George Wallace, and Oprah Winfrey as Annie Lee Cooper.
Paramount will release the film out on Christmas Day in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Washington, D.C., followed by a wide release on Jan. 9, 2015.