Jacqueline Stewart Becomes First African American Host at Turner Classic Movies

The University of Chicago professor will present Silent Sunday Nights starting Sept. 15. Beginning Sunday, Sept. 15, Turner Classic Movies will have a fifth host to introduce the uncut and uninterrupted films of the Silent era: Jacqueline Stewart, a professor at the University of Chicago, who wants to make her hosting duties feel like “an extension of my classroom,” she tells The Hollywood Reporter. But … Continue reading Jacqueline Stewart Becomes First African American Host at Turner Classic Movies

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay shares her favorite classic films

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To say filmmaker Ava DuVernay is a busy woman is an understatement, but when Turner Classic Movies called and asked her to curate the channel’s “The Essentials” series, she knew she had to make it work. Usually “The Essentials” is filmed across two or three days. But the only way it would fit in with DuVernay’s schedule — which included editing … Continue reading Filmmaker Ava DuVernay shares her favorite classic films