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'Selma' to open Palm Springs Film Festival, 'Boychoir' to close
'Selma' to open Palm Springs Film Festival, 'Boychoir' to close

Ava DuVernay's civil rights drama "Selma" will open the 26th Palm Springs International Film Festival, which is set for Jan. 2-12, organizers announced Tuesday. Starring David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr., "Selma" chronicles the three months in 1965 when King organized a series of marches through the segregated South that led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act. The film hits theaters Christmas Day. "The timing could hardly be better with the upcoming 50-year anniversary of the historical voting rights marches from Selma to Montgomery," festival artistic director Helen du Toit said in a statement. "On a personal note, it is heartening that...

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