IAR VIDEO: Oprah Winfrey Talks 'Selma'

Thursday, 08 January 2015 23:39
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Opening in theaters on January 9th is the new historical biopic from director Ava DuVernay (Middle of Nowhere) called Selma, which is already an Oscar frontrunner for several nominations. The film stars David Oyelowo (Lincoln) as Martin Luther King Jr., and Academy Award-nominee Tom Wilkinson (Batman Begins) as Lyndon B. Johnson. The impressive supporting cast includes Carmen Ejogo (The Purge: Anarchy), Tessa Thompson (Dear White People), Wendell Pierce (Parker), Common (No You See Me), Giovanni Ribisi (The Rum Diary), Dylan Baker (Spider-Man 2), Academy Award-nominees Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now), Oprah Winfrey (Lee Daniel's The Butler), and Tim Roth (The Incredible Hulk), as well as Academy Award-winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire). 

Courtesy of our friends at Paramount Pictures, IAR is proud to present Oprah Winfrey talking about her work on Selma. The producer and Academy Award-nominated actress discussed her new film, first meeting director Ava DuVernay, why she knew they'd be friends, watching DuVernay work, playing Annie Lee Cooper, and what Winfrey hopes audiences will learn from the movie. 

To watch the interview with Oprah Winfrey about Selma, please click on the video player above. 

SYNOPSIS:

A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s (Oyelowo) campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.

Selma opens in theaters on January 9th. 

To watch video of David Oyelowo and director Ava DuVernay talking about Selma, please click here

To watch video of Tom Wilkinson and Tim Roth talking about Selma, please click here


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