White House to Screen 'Selma'

January 16, 2015 7:03 PM

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White House to Screen 'Selma'

The special event was announced late Thursday, hours after the film was snubbed in several prominent Oscar categories, including Best Director (DuVernay, who would have been the first female African-American nominee) and Best Actor (Oyelowo).

USA Today reports that the screening had been planned for a while to commemorate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. That makes it sound like the White House's response isn't centered on the movie's Oscar snub despite the last-minute announcement. Either way, Selma joins Mandela: Long Walk t...

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