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Ava Duvernay

  1. year in culture 2016
    29 Very Black Things That Happened on TV in 2016Beyoncé’s Super Bowl performance, Atlanta’s Juneteenth episode, and so much more.
  2. backstories
    DuVernay’s Changing the Game for Women DirectorsQueen Sugar has been a huge gift to all of us. We were all really struggling to get into the world of television.”
  3. ava duvernay
    Ava DuVernay Addresses Trump, Mass Incarceration“He’s very ‘good at business’ and he feels that it’s a business.”
  4. black america again
    Watch Common’s Short Film Black America AgainProduced by Ava DuVernay, of course.
  5. chat room
    Dawn-Lyen Gardner on That Pivotal Queen Sugar Ep“The show feels like my life. It feels as dynamic and as culturally inclusive and as deep and as rich and as conflicted as my life feels.”
  6. casting couch
    Gugu Mbatha-Raw Joins Ava Duvernay’s A Wrinkle in TimeShe will play Mrs. Murry.
  7. quick fixes
    Ava DuVernay Helped J.J. Abrams Fix a Key Force Awakens Lightsaber BattleWhat can’t Ava DuVernay do?
  8. history lessons
    Ava DuVernay’s 13th Shows Trump’s RacismIt’s a particularly effective piece of agitprop.
  9. receipts
    Ava DuVernay Prison Doc Calls Out Trump, Clinton“I didn’t go undercover. This is just widely available information that’s put in one place.”
  10. Review: Ava DuVernay’s Essential, Imperfect 13thThe movie is frankly exhausting, with too much information (and too many brilliant interviewees) to do justice to here. You simply need to see it.
  11. trailer mix
    The 13th Trailer: Ava DuVernay Takes on Prisons“What you got after that was a rapid transition to a mythology of black criminality.”
  12. casting couch
    Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time Has a MegStorm Reid is going to get to hang out with everyone cool.
  13. casting couch
    Witherspoon and Kaling May Join Wrinkle in TimeOprah is already playing Mrs. Which.
  14. Obama’s Birthday Party Had an Epic Dance Battle“It doesn’t get better than this,” Paul McCartney said. 
  15. the vulture tv podcast
    Ava DuVernay Breaks Down Her Directing Style“The terrain of the face is the most dynamic thing you can point the camera at.”
  16. Queen Sugar Author on Adapting Her Book for TV“I loved Ava’s aesthetic and thought, She’s the right person for this.”
  17. tv review
    Ava DuVernay’s Queen Sugar Reinvents the WheelParenthood by way of Eugene O’Neill.
  18. overdue milestones
    Ava DuVernay Is First WOC to Make $100 Mil FilmShe’s the third woman overall to hit the milestone.
  19. season renewals
    Ava DuVernay’s Queen Sugar Renewed for Season 2The show will premiere on September 6. 
  20. casting couch
    Oprah Joins Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in TimeWe are blessed.
  21. trailer mix
    Watch the Trailer for Ava DuVernay’s Queen SugarThe feels are coming September 6.
  22. new york film festival
    Ava DuVernay Doc The 13th to Open the NYFFHer surprise doc examining mass incarceration will then head to Netflix on October 7.
  23. the industry
    DuVernay Drops Out of Lupita’s Intelligent LifeWomp.
  24. Coogler, DuVernay Helped Flint During OscarsCoogler said that the scheduling overlap was a coincidence.
  25. the industry
    Ava DuVernay Directing Disney’s Wrinkle in TimeIt’s one of a bunch of projects she’s got lined up.
  26. the industry
    Nyong’o Might Star in DuVernay-Helmed ThrillerThe script comes from Colin Trevorrow.
  27. #oscarssowhite
    Ava DuVernay on Diversity: ‘I Hate That Word’She told the Times that the D word is “medicinal” and that it “has no emotional resonance.”
  28. star wars
    J.J. Abrams Wants Ava DuVernay for Star Wars“She would just kill it.”
  29. sheroes
    You’ll Be Able to Buy Ava DuVernay Barbies This WeekShero alert.
  30. whitewashing
    Ava DuVernay On Gods of Egypt Director’s ApologyDuVernay is really excited for The Force Awakens.
  31. i don't know her
    Breaking Down the Shade Ava DuVernay Threw at Quentin TarantinoSavage.
  32. Quentin Tarantino Never Saw Selma‘‘She did a really good job on Selma but Selma deserved an Emmy.”
  33. twitter review
    Ava DuVernay Tweets Personal Review of Compton“It’s fantastic.”
  34. Why Ava DuVernay Passed on Black Panther“What my name is on means something to me.”
  35. the industry
    Ava DuVernay Will Not Be Directing Black PantherThis is official. 
  36. the industry
    Marvel Wants Ava DuVernay in One of Its Director’s ChairsBut for Black Panther or Captain Marvel?
  37. women in the world
    Streep & DuVernay Talk Activism With Jon Stewart“When a woman makes a film, that is a radical act in itself.”
  38. coming attractions
    Oprah, Ava DuVernay Teaming Up for Drama Series on OWNBased on the book Queen Sugar.
  39. directors chair
    Selma’s Ava DuVernay to Make a Katrina-Set Murder-Mystery MovieAnd David Oyelowo is in negotiations to produce and star. 
  40. awards season
    Ava DuVernay Knew She Wasn’t Going to Be Nominated for an Oscar“It’s math.”
  41. The Oscars Got Selma Actress Tessa Thompson’s Name Wrong on Instagram#OscarsSoWhite?
  42. awards season
    Spike Lee on Selma Oscar Snubs: ‘F*ck ’Em’“Nobody’s talking about motherfuckin’ Driving Miss Daisy.”
  43. oscars
    Selma Was Robbed, and Other Unforgivable Oscar CrimesDavid Oyelowo gave the best male performance of the year.
  44. awards season
    Directors Guild Loves Wes Anderson, Snubs SelmaThat screener snafu continues to haunt Selma.
  45. movie review
    MLK Drama Selma Shows the Grunt Work That Went Into Making HistoryWith additional notes on historical accuracy.
  46. oscars 2015
    Selma Director: Don’t Reduce This Movie“This is what I see, this is what we see. And that should be valid.”
  47. video
    See How the Film Selma Portrays Lyndon B. JohnsonIn this exclusive scene from the movie.
  48. sony hack
    Selma Director Ava DuVernay Calls Sony Emails ‘Sickening and Sad’“That’s really all I have to say.”
  49. profile
    With Her MLK Drama Selma, Ava DuVernay Is Directing HistoryThe filmmaker is primed to break Oscar ground.