During the premier for the upcoming movie "Selma" in New York City, the actors who played in the movie about civil rights, wore "I Can't Breathe" shirts to honor Eric Garner; and had their arms up displaying “hands up, don’t shoot” in honor of Michael Brown.
The movie Selma is approriately fitting for what's going on in the nation about police brutality. The movie portrays the lives of James Bevel, Hosea Williams, Martin Luther King Jr., and John Lewis who marched from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965 for voting rights.
Co-writer/director Ava DuVernay, along with Selma cast members:David Oywlowo, E. Roger Mitchell, Wendell Pierce, Omar Dorsey, John Lavelle, Stephan James, Kent Faulcon, Lorraine Toussaint, Andre Holland, Tessa Thompson and Colman Domingo are pictured above making a powerful statement at the premier.
So far, Selma has been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards and recieved some great reviews.
On the red carpet, Corey Reynolds wore his shirt and Ruben Santiago-Hudson held his arms up to take a stand against police brutality and bring justice to their victims.
Wendell Pierce was interviewed on the red carpet and expressed how he could not ignore what happened to Eric Garner. Aretha Franklin spoke about the purpose of the movie and how it will raise the level of consciousness in young adults. Tyler Perry conveyed how everybody has to come together regardless of race to make a collective movement to put an end to police brutality once and for all. Perry revealed how protesting is productive and effective, and must remain on a peaceful level. Lorraine Toussaint spoke about the importance of speaking up because our voices matter.
Check out the footage below.