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Short notice, I know, but for those of you who never got a chance to see Ava DuVernay’s brilliant Middle of Nowhere, it’s being broadcast on BET tonight, 8 Eastern/5 Pacific. Even if only a handful of readers see this ...

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In a town where there are more screenwriters than there are people you’d expect that more original screenplays would get produced. It hardly ever happens and when it does, it only sometimes turns out well for all involved. Not every ...

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As soon as it became clear that Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty was a genuine threat in the Best Picture race you could smell the fear.  The powers that be could see the film was far more than just okay; ...

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Gale Anne Hurd will receive the Laura Ziskin Lifetime Achievement Award The Third Annual Athena Film Festival: A Celebration of Women and Leadership. Additional awardees will include Ava DuVernay, Molly Haskell, Rose Kuo, and Pat Mitchell. New York, NY – ...

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Two movies lead the Spirit Award nominations, Silver Linings Playbook and Moonrise Kingdom, both with five. But heading into the race with 4 is Ava DuVernay’s Middle of Nowhere, the REAL little movie that could, funded by DuVernay herself.  Middle ...

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Collaborators. More about the film after the cut — video from Sundance.

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Tavis Smiley is probably the most interesting talk show host, as far as I’m concerned. He’s one of the few who can seamlessly blend Hollywood and the politics of Hollywood. Most of them don’t even notice, let alone talk about ...
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Yet another delightful surprise has dropped in the lap of Oscar this year in Ava DuVernay’s Middle of Nowhere. You’ve probably never seen a film like this, I know I never have. DuVernay has crafted vibrant, original, flawed and interesting ...

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One of the year’s unexpected treasures, Ava DuVernay’s Middle of Nowhere slides up quietly beside and then hits you like a brick. Sasha, Craig and I got a chance to see this today and hope to talk about it on ...

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