SELMA – Watch the First Trailer For The New Film About Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

selmaWe have had announcements about Star Wars, HobbitToy Story 4, and more today, but this post certainly does not seem to pale in comparison, as it is about the trailer for a new film about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., which is looking to garner a lot of attention this awards season. David Oyelowow stars as Dr. King in a film about the struggle to secure equal voting rights in 1965.  To see the trailer for this film, take a look at the film’s poster, an old voting literacy test, and more, continue on in this post.

Watch the first trailer for


Starring David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King, Jr.

Watch now and read an interview with director Ava DuVernay:

Can you pass a voting literacy test? 
Voting is a topic at the forefront of culture. Whether debating the effects of voter ID laws or discussing the importance of voting to push for more police regulation, we find ourselves at a pivotal time in history. As we approach the theatrical release of SELMA and the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, we take a reflective look at where America would be without this powerful movement via an infographic that simply asks the question, “Can you vote?”

In Select Theaters December 25, 2014

In All Theaters January 9, 2015


SELMA is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition.  The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement.  Director Ava DuVernay’s SELMA tells the story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history.

Starring David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Alessandro Nivola, Giovanni Ribisi Common, Carmen Ejogo, Lorraine Toussaint, with Tim Roth and Oprah Winfrey as “Annie Lee Cooper.”

Directed by Ava DuVernay

Written by Paul Webb

Produced by Christian Colson,  Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Oprah Winfrey

Executive Producers Cameron McCracken, Nik Bower,

Diarmuid McKeown, Ava DuVernay, Paul Garnes, Nan Morales

Official Site: http://www.selmamovie.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SelmaMovie
Twitter: https://twitter.com/selmamovie
Instagram: http://instagram.com/selmamovie

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