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President Obama will Screen Selma at The White House

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BBC news is reporting that Selma, the film depicting the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama led by Dr Martin Luther King Jr., will have a screening at the White House.

It is a contender for best picture at next month’s Academy Awards, alongside seven other films including Birdman, Boyhood and Grand Budapest Hotel.
Cast and crew, including director Ava DuVernay, are expected to attend the screening on Friday.

The film picked up just two nominations for the Oscars, the second being a nomination for best original song, Glory, by John Legend and Common.

But British actor David Oyelowo missed out on a best actor citation, for his depiction of Martin Luther King, and Ava DuVernay failed to make the cut for best director.