‘Lincoln’ Hollywood Premiere: David Oyelowo and Gloria Reuben add a splash of color (PHOTOS)
British actor David Oyelowo and Gloria Reuben attended the Hollywood premiere of Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln at the AFI film festival held at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre over the past weekend. The film, directed by Spielberg, focuses on the last moments of President Lincoln’s life before he was assassinated for freeing slaves. The film reportedly received a standing ovation and positive feedback. However, some black movie critics slammed the film for being too “bland.”
In case you were wondering, Oyelowo plays Ira Clark, a union cavalryman. While Reuben plays Elizabeth Keckley, a former slave who became a successful seamstress, civic activist and author in Washington, DC. She was best known as the personal modiste and confidante of Mary Todd Lincoln, the First Lady.
Lincoln is currently playing in select theaters. The film will hit theaters everywhere on Nov. 16.
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