“Selma” is one of those films to watch as well as quickly becoming one of the most important films in recent memory (just like “Fruitvale Station”). “Selma” will come to theaters nationwide Jan. 9 and for fans who are excited about the film and want to learn more, a new featurette have been released.

The first one features David Oyelowo and how he transformed into civil rights legend Martin Luther King Jr. Oyelowo’s performance has been touted as one of the best performances of the year and this featurette will you exactly what what people are talking about. Take a look at the featurette below.

“Selma” is directed by Ava DuVernay, the first black female director nominated for a Golden Globe. The film is written by Paul Webb and also stars Tom Wilkinson, Alessandro Nivola, Cuba Gooding Jr., Common, Carmen Ejogo, Giovanni Ribisi, Lorraine Toussaint, Tim Roth and Oprah Winfrey. You can follow the film on its official website as well as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (#MarchOn).

“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‚Äôs 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.”

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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