Ava DuVernay

A Personal Reminder that Women Have What it Takes to Make Film.

“I rarely meet people who tell me what they’re doing.” -Ava DuVernay When I was 13 years old, I received an award from my eighth grade teacher, in which she predicted my future career as a “comedy screenwriter.” At that time, I had no idea what a screenwriter was. I, of... Read more »

See it Now: Middle of Nowhere explores the limits of loyalty and loneliness

The tenderness of black women growing in self-love and self-possession is rare in modern cinema. If we are young, we are exploited (see: Precious) if we are grown and in love, black female characters are consumed with body-racking pain (see: For Colored Girls, Monster’s... Read more »