How Ava DuVernay Made When They See Us, the Year’s Best Miniseries

Ava DuVernay’s miniseries When They See Us, about the wrongful imprisonment of five teenagers accused of assaulting a jogger in Central Park, is up for multiple Emmy awards this Sunday, including miniseries, direction, writing, actor, and (twice!) best actress. After choosing it as the best miniseries on TV earlier this year, we asked DuVernay to talk to us about the direction, writing, and overall conception … Continue reading How Ava DuVernay Made When They See Us, the Year’s Best Miniseries

A Wrinkle in Time | Hollywood’s Once and Future Classic

I remember reading this classic with my 8th grade students many years ago. I am so glad they are making it into a movie and that Ava DuVernay is at the helm. Can’t wait to see it! ~ Vida Wrinkle will make DuVernay the fourth woman to solo-direct a movie with a budget over $100 million and the first -African-American woman ever to do so. … Continue reading A Wrinkle in Time | Hollywood’s Once and Future Classic

Teen Raises Over $20K To Send 1000 Girls To See ‘A Wrinkle In Time’

A teenager raised more than US$20,000 to help 1,000 girls see ‘A Wrinkle in Time’, according to GoFundMe. In an interview on ‘Good Morning America’, Taylor Richardson, 14, explained, “I wanted all girls, especially girls of colour, to know they can be whatever they want to be when they grow up and also can struggle and have flaws and still be successful in life.” The campaign, … Continue reading Teen Raises Over $20K To Send 1000 Girls To See ‘A Wrinkle In Time’