Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay to march in Selma for MLK Day
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the cast and filmmakers of the Best Picture-nominated Selma are heading to the city for which the film is named, Paramount announced. Oprah Winfrey, who is a cast member and producer of the film, director Ava DuVernay, and cast members David Oyelowo and Common are set to participate in the day-long event Sunday, which will include a commemorative march to the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
“I’m honored that Paramount Pictures and the cast has put Selma to the forefront of the nation again during MLK weekend. The dream marches on,” Selma Mayor George Evans said in a statement.
According to Paramount, the events of the day will start with a Q&A with cast and filmmakers for local high school students and teachers at Selma High School moderated by Congresswoman Terri Sewell. It will conclude with a screening for local members of the cast and crew of Selma and Alabama State officials. In addition, there will be two free screenings of Selma during the day for the general public.