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Oprah Winfrey’s ‘Selma’ Set for First Look at AFI Fest

AFI Fest has set a first-look at director Ava DuVernay’s Civil Rights drama “Selma” on Nov. 11 at the Egyptian Theater.

The event will include 30 minutes of footage from the film, which is set to open on Christmas, followed by a conversation with producers Oprah Winfrey, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo.

Paramount Pictures, Pathe and Harpo Films are the producers on the film, which chronicles the three-month period in 1965 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a campaign to secure equal voting rights with a march from Selma to Montgomery.

Oyelowo portrays King while Winfrey plays activist Annie Lee Cooper.

The AFI Fest opens Nov. 6 with “A Most Violent Year” and closes Nov. 13 with “Foxcatcher.”

 

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