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Watch: New ‘Selma’ Clip Shows Us More David Oyelowo as MLK Jr.

Watch: New 'Selma' Clip Shows Us More David Oyelowo as MLK Jr.

Selma” world-premiered at AFI Fest earlier this November in Los Angeles but has since been making the rounds at critics’ and special screenings around the country. Everyone is standing up and cheering for this rousing portrait of the civil rights leader, played by rising leading man David Oyelowo who looks headed for his first Oscar nomination.

After the AFI premiere, Anne Thompson wrote: “Oyelowo ably carries the film as the driven Civil Rights leader who is determined to hold the president hostage via peaceful demonstrations –marred by hideous trauma and violence from Governor George Wallace-controlled troopers and local police which was covered by the media.”

Oh, and here’s that clip.

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