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Posts Tagged ‘Ava Duvernay’

30 Nov. 2016

Julie Dash on blazing trails, female directors then and now


The current age of well-known female film directors courses amid topical conversation—namely, Ava Duvernay (“Selma”), Sanaa Hamri (“Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”), Mira Nair (“Mississippi Masala”), Dee Rees (“Pariah”), Sofia Coppola (“Lost in Translation”), Kasi Lemmons (“Talk To Me”), Lisa Cholodenka (“The Kids Are All Right”), and Debra Martin Chase (“The Princess Diaries”) among others. […]

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06 Oct. 2016

Ava Duvernay’s “13th” at SF Doc Film Fest November 4


“13th” released on Netflix Oct. 7th         The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary, 13TH, refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The […]

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06 Sep. 2016

“Queen Sugar” now on OWN, Ava Duvernay directs


The Oprah Winfrey Network lives up to its founder’s living legend. Winfrey, the most successful woman in daytime TV history has found her stride, yet again. Tonight, Winfrey’s Oprah Winfrey Network, OWN for short, rolls out the beguiling sibling drama–QUEEN SUGAR–from the incomparable insightful directorial proclivities of Ava Duvernay (“Selma,” “I Will Follow”), based on […]

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04 Aug. 2016

The $100 Million Dollar Woman


Industry Magazine, The Verge, reports on filmmaker Ava Duvernay’s latest accomplishment– http://www.theverge.com/2016/8/4/12375718/ava-duvernay-will-be-the-first-woman-of-color-to-direct-a-100-million-dollar-blockbuster For more information go to www.avaduvernay.com

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21 Sep. 2015

Glamorous EMMYs, eloquent history


      Oh, what a night!    Adding another footnote to history, Viola Davis and Regina King received well-deserved EMMY awards for their performances respectively, in the ABC dramas, Shonda Rhimes’ “How To Get Away With Murder” and “American Crime” from Oscar winner John Ridley IV (Best Screenplay, 12 Years a Slave).         […]

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02 Feb. 2015

Winfrey brings best seller to OWN–Duvernay directs


Just announced, Oprah Winfrey and award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay (“Selma”) have joined together to create a new original drama series for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Inspired by the acclaimed novel “Queen Sugar,” DuVernay is set to write, direct and executive produce the project, marking her first television drama series. Winfrey will executive produce and appear […]

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15 Dec. 2014

SELMA’s Oyelowo inspired by King’s legacy


On the eve of a scheduled telephone interview with David Oyelowo (pronounced Oh-yellow-oh), star of SELMA–the acclaimed Ava Duvernay directed feature film—I pondered what could be made of the few precious minutes we would have to talk about his quintessential portrayal of the revered Civil Rights icon, Dr. Martin Luther King JR, slain for confronting […]

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13 Dec. 2014

WFCC announces 2014 winners in film!


The Women Film Critics Circle Awards 2014 The Women Film Critics Circle is an association of sixty-five women film critics and scholars from around the country and internationally, who are involved in print, radio, online and TV broadcast media. We came together in 2004 to form the first women critics organization in the United States, […]

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11 Dec. 2014

SELMA’s drum beat


(L to R) Colman Domingo, David Oyelowo and Andre Holland in scene from SELMA, directed by Ava Duvernay The Christmas Day release of the anticipated Civil Rights Movement film, SELMA, directed by Ava Duvernay and co-produced by Oprah Winfrey is marching vigorously into the coveted awards season racking up Golden Globe nominations in several categories: ·         […]

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