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Monday, Feb. 16, 2015
Three black women released movies in 2014, more than ever before in a single year. And one of them is a contender for the motion picture academy's top prize.
But that's just three films in one year — out of the 373 that came out in theaters.
Monday, Jan. 19, 2015
In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the filmmakers and cast of the Best Picture Oscar-nominated Selma joined the residents of Selma, Alabama in a commemorative march yesterday to...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015
Ava DuVernay doesn't like historical dramas — especially those of the civil rights variety. Their conventions, their sentimentality, their lack of texture or edginess, and their insistence on either hero worship or takedown just aren't her style.
Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014
Ava DuVernay hasn't had time to consider how she's made history.
With her nomination Thursday for "Selma," the 42-year-old became the first black woman on the short list for a Golden Globe director's prize.
"I just turned in the film four...