Ava DuVernay talks about Hollywood’s Lack of Diversity and Oscar Apathy
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Ava DuVernay talks about Hollywood’s Lack of Diversity and Oscar Apathy

The headline at Democracy Now! reads “Selma Director Ava DuVernay on Hollywood’s Lack of Diversity,…

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Ava DuVernay’s Keynote Address, 2013 Film Independent Forum
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Ava DuVernay’s Keynote Address, 2013 Film Independent Forum

You guys, please don’t give me a hard time for posting two Ava DuVernay items…

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Ava DuVernay screens Selma at the White House
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Ava DuVernay screens Selma at the White House

Ava DuVernay was invited to screen Selma at the White House on Friday, Jan 16,…

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Filmmakers of Selma March in Alabama on MLK Day
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Filmmakers of Selma March in Alabama on MLK Day

The one bright spot on nominations day, a day of so many terrible and pointless…

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George Lucas on the Oscars, “It’s a Political Campaign.”
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George Lucas on the Oscars, “It’s a Political Campaign.”

Lucas is not a voting member of the Academy and wouldn’t want to be. Speaks…

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Selma: History, Film and Truth
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Selma: History, Film and Truth

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell delivers the Last Word with a lesson about how and why filmmakers…

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Interview: Selma’s Carmen Ejogo
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Interview: Selma’s Carmen Ejogo

The Selma Controversy and its Convenient Timing…Oscar Dirty Pool
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The Selma Controversy and its Convenient Timing…Oscar Dirty Pool

Best Picture 2015: When History Comes Knocking, Don’t Close the Door
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Best Picture 2015: When History Comes Knocking, Don’t Close the Door

This year’s race for Best Picture has some wonderful films in the lineup suddenly. There…

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David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King, Jr. in this Featurette
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David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King, Jr. in this Featurette

One of the reasons, probably the biggest reason, Selma was shut out of the Producers…

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The State of the Race:  Puppets and Peacocks – how the Tail Wags the Dog During Oscar Season
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The State of the Race: Puppets and Peacocks – how the Tail Wags the Dog During Oscar Season

This year’s Best Picture race is wide open except for the film right at the…

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Best Picture: Why Selma is a threat, and not just in the Oscar race
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Best Picture: Why Selma is a threat, and not just in the Oscar race

Women directors have much to live down before they can be taken seriously. Most of…

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Unbroken takes Box Office on Christmas, Despite Reviews
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Unbroken takes Box Office on Christmas, Despite Reviews

Both Unbroken and Selma were headed for the box office on Christmas day, along with…

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Picture of the Day: Ava DuVernay on the Cover of the NY Times Arts Section
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Picture of the Day: Ava DuVernay on the Cover of the NY Times Arts Section

It’s  hard to get the kind of publicity big time movie stars get if you’re…

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Selma Brings back Martin Luther King, Jr. When he’s Needed Most
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Selma Brings back Martin Luther King, Jr. When he’s Needed Most

Selma just crashed the Oscar race in a big, big way. Naturally, the questions would…

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The Spirit Awards Look a Lot Like Oscar
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The Spirit Awards Look a Lot Like Oscar

There is much ado these days about how the Spirit Awards aren’t honoring independence anymore…

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Creepy Racist Commenters Crawl out from Under Rocks at Breitbart on Selma Story
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Creepy Racist Commenters Crawl out from Under Rocks at Breitbart on Selma Story

Ah, what’s that sound? Racism and misogyny filling the air. Sounds like … mewling and whining…

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Powerful New Selma Clip – David Oyelowo, One of the Best Performances of the Year
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Powerful New Selma Clip – David Oyelowo, One of the Best Performances of the Year

Thanks to Ryan at Indiewire for the link. “What happens when a man stands up…

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Women Take Center in this Year’s Oscar Race
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Women Take Center in this Year’s Oscar Race

In addition to Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken, which is being screened and will be reviewed soon,…

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The most talked about actor in Hollywood this week is David Oyelowo
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The most talked about actor in Hollywood this week is David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo’s name is the talk of the town after Selma premièred at AFI Fest…

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