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Quentin Tarantino Snubs “Selma,” Puts Himself At Center of Black Culture

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Quentin Tarantino has said a mouthful in his New York Times Style Magazine interview with American Psycho author Bret Eaton Ellis. In short, he’s made much of whom he considers his demographic, black people, upset. As they should be. 

"Selma" Is Coming Back to Theaters March 20

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Selma has undoubtedly become one of the most important films of this and last year, and starting March 20, the film is coming back to the theaters!

"Selma": David Oyelowo States Academy Awards More for "Subservient" Black Roles

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David Oyelowo is proving why I made him an MOC Monday post. This guy not only knows when to help folks who’ve made mistakes (i.e. his buddy, Benedict Cumberbatch), but also when to hold people to task for racially-charged selective memories. Today, Oyelowo took the Academy to task for their penchant for only awarding black actors…

"Selma": Birmingham, AL, Trenton, NJ and Google Join in on Free Screenings

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Selma is still going strong, and I couldn’t be happier, especially since the free student screenings have finally come to Birmingham (as well as Trenton, NJ)! I was waiting on this to happen, since Birmingham is one of the epicenters of the civil rights movement. I am surprised Mayor Bell, who always has something to…

More Students to View "Selma" for Free; Student Count Now to 300,000

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The movie Selma has been making headlines for several of its actors and the director, Ava DuVernay, getting snubbed for Oscar nominations despite the film getting a Best Picture nomination, but the film has earned something much more valuable; the reward of teaching kids the importance of the Selma marches.

Photo Gallery: "Selma" Martin Luther King Day Event in Selma, AL

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I’m so excited to share official Paramount photos from today’s Martin Luther King Day event, led by crew and castmembers of Selma. I wish I could have been there in person, but these photos really give the sense of energy, fun, and remembrance that the day had.

"Selma": More Students to View Film for Free; "Selma" Crew Going Back to Selma, AL

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There’s so much Selma news that’s been on my radar, but I haven’t had the time to post. So here goes.

Review: "Selma" Shows Viewers the Past and Present

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Synopsis (Paramount):  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…

#OscarsSoWhite Channels Frustration with Selma Snub, All White Nominee List

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I honestly can’t say I’m surprised, given the talk/excuse about the rumored event of the Selma team not sending out screeners (which I don’t completely believe because something seems left out of the story), but I am a little sad that Selma‘s been snubbed at the Oscars.

"Selma": NYC Schoolkids To See Film, Featurette Shows David Oyelowo's Transformation into MLK

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There’s a lot of Selma news to discuss, so let’s just dive right into it.