The new title — ‘When They See Us’ — embraces “the humanity of the men and not their politicized moniker,” explains DuVernay. “Our series gives the five men a platform to finally raise their voices and tell their full stories.” Ava DuVernay and Netflix have renamed their limited series centered on the Central Park Five case to When They See Us. The new title “embraces … Continue reading Ava DuVernay’s “Central Park Five” Netflix Limited Series Gets New Title, Premiere Date
Ava DuVernay is filling out the cast of her upcoming Netflix limited series Central Park Five. Felicity Huffman, Jharrel Jerome and Jovan Adepo have boarded the four-episode narrative series, which will chronicle the notorious case of five teenagers of color who were convicted of a rape they did not commit. They join the previously cast stars Michael K. Williams, Vera Farmiga and John Leguizamo. Central … Continue reading Felicity Huffman Among Trio Joining Ava DuVernay’s ‘Central Park Five’ Netflix Drama
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
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’
Powerful, infuriating and at times overwhelming, Ava DuVernay’s documentary “13TH” will get your blood boiling and tear ducts leaking. It shakes you up, but it also challenges your ideas about the intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States, subject matter that could not sound less cinematic. Yet Ms. DuVernay — best known for “Selma,” and a filmmaker whose art has become … Continue reading Ava DuVernay’s 13TH
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