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Ava DuVernay Becomes First African American Woman Nominated for Best Director Golden Globe | ‘Middle of Nowhere’ on DVD & Digital Jan. 13th

December 12, 2014 Leave a comment

Ava DuVernay Becomes First African American Woman Nominated for Best Director Golden Globe

Ava’s Critically Acclaimed Film Middle of Nowhere Finally Arrives on DVD, Digital HD and On Demand January 13, 2015David Oyelowo Receives Golden Globe Nomination for Selma, Emayatzy Corinealdi Will Star as Miles Davis’ Wife in Miles Ahead Opposite Don Cheadle and Ewan McGregor

“A soul-stirring drama… “

– New York Times

“Ava DuVernay won a best director’s award at Sundance for Middle of Nowhere, a prize that seems fitting for the sort of film that has the kind of gravity and authority that sneaks up on the viewer.”
– Austin Chronicle

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‘Say Yes’ : Ava DuVernay’s Delicious New Short Film For Fashion Fair (VIDEO)

August 15, 2013 1 comment

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Ava DuVernay Say Yes Fashion Fair Film

Why, why, WHY is Ava DuVernay so doggone dope? After blowing us away earlier this year with The Door, a breathtaking short film she created to showcase the designs of fashion house Miu Miu, the Sundance Award-winning director of Middle of Nowhere is at it again with Say Yes, a bubbling brown sugar jewel of a film she created for Fashion Fair.

There are pretty black folks. Lots of them. Having a glorious time. Lots of it. In a fly house, in awesome clothes and pretty make-up, living, loving, laughing, dancing and doing what we do when we are happy and in a safe space that is warm and inviting and uniquely our own. Fashion Fair describes Say Yes, inspired by its lip color of the same name, as an exploration of “the power of the affirmative, and the beauty that blossoms from embracing life,”—a vision of what happens when “you welcome the unexpected.

Indeed, there is a heart-warming surprise in Say Yes, one that made me say all the way out loud, “Awwwww!” And I spied quite a few folks I admire in the party scenes, including Hollywood “it” girl Issa Rae (who has some pretty amazing projects of her own firing up!), Daughters Of the Dust director Julie Dash, soul crooner N’Dambi, and a host of others. I’m not going to give away any more of the surprise; click play for yourself. You’re welcome. Read more…

Ava DuVernay Will Direct the Martin Luther King Jr. Biopic, ‘Selma’

July 14, 2013 2 comments

ava-duvernay-to-direct-mlk-biopic-selma-the-indsutry-cosignAccording to BlackBlueDog, critically acclaimed director, Ava DuVernay, who directed the  independent film “Middle of Nowhere”, will be directing the upcoming Martin Luther King biopic, “Selma”.

DuVernay became the first African-American woman to win the Best Director Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for her film, ‘Middle of Nowhere.’ ‘Selma’ is one of three upcoming films that will focus on different aspects of King’s life. Originally, Lee Daniels was brought on to direct but dropped out, which opened the door for DuVernay to now direct the film.  British actor David Oyewelo, who starred in DuVernay’s previous film, was casted as Dr. King while Daniels was the director, but it’s unclear if he is still on board with the recent change. Read more…

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