Oprah Winfrey, left, actor David Oyelowo and director and executive producer Ava Duvernay attend the "Selma" New York Premiere in New York City. (Rob Kim/Getty Images/AFP)
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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."Selma," co-written and directed by Ava DuVernay, is based on the 1965 marches from the Alabama cities of Selma to Montgomery, led by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King.Participate is what some of the actors in the film have done. Actress Lorraine Toussaint said she took her 10-year-old daughter to march in a protest in New York the day before.Tyler Perry, who is not in the movie but was there to support Winfrey, said the continued turnout for the protests has given him hope.
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