Yesha Callahan

Selma’s Ava DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey and David Oyelowo Cover Variety


SELMA, the film’s director Ava DuVernay and stars David Oyelowo and Oprah Winfrey cover the latest issue of VARIETY. The cast sat down with the magazine to discuss the film and today’s racism issues.

“Divine timing is what it is. You get to see the magnitude and power of their discipline and strategy. And also, in the end, that they called on love. When (King) called on those clergy from all over the country, they actually came and (were willing to give) up their lives.”

“When events around Ferguson began, I figured the film was going to be a reminder of organizational tactics and strategies we can apply to the idea of civil disobedience. You had a media-capture of racism and the strangulation of this brother, and nothing happened. We’re trying to figure out how this all works together at this point. But there’s something brewing, this collaborative energy for change.”

To read the full interview here.

Photo Credits: Kurt Iswarienko for Variety

  1. January 8, 2015 - Reply

    I just luv Ava’s locs

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