'Selma' stars on poignancy and parallels of movie

December 15, 2014 5:58 AM

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At Sunday's premiere of "Selma" in New York, the cast acknowledged parallels between their film about the African-American civil rights movement and recent protests nationwide, calling attention to the deaths of unarmed black males at the hands of police.

"You can look out your window and you can see people protesting and you can look at the film and it looks similar, said Oprah Winfrey, who is a producer on the film and has an acting role as well. "People are wearing different kind of clothes, it's a different era but the same issues still prevail."

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