*Cast members and producers of the Academy Award-nominated film “Selma” will celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by leading a commemorative march with Selma residents on Sunday in Selma, Ala.
Director Ava DuVernay, stars David Oyelowo and Common as well as the film’s producers Oprah Winfrey, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner will participate in the event, which will pay tribute to Dr. King’s contributions to the city and its role in the civil rights movement.
The day will begin with a Q&A session with select filmmakers and cast moderated by Congresswoman Terri Sewell at Selma High School for local high school students and teachers.
At 4:20 p.m., Selma mayor George Evans and other community leaders will address attendees and residents at Selma City Hall. Immediately following at 4:45 p.m., the filmmakers and cast will lead the commemorative march to the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
Following the march, there will be a special screening at the Selma Walton Theater for Alabama state officials and the film’s local cast and crew.
“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,” said Mayor Evans.