The Simple Revolutionary Power Of Ava DuVernay’s Vision For “A Wrinkle In Time”
“Storm Reid as Meg Murray is kind of a radical idea,” DuVernay told BuzzFeed News. The same could be said of DuVernay as her director — a black woman directing a major sci-fi film centered on a young black girl. (Very light spoilers ahead.)
The Director Of "Creed" Is Throwing A Star-Studded Free Event For Flint On Oscars Night
Filmmakers Ryan Coogler and Ava DuVernay, Grammy nominee Janelle Monae, Grey's Anatomy star Jesse Williams, comedian Hannibal Buress, and more will be a part of the event, which will coincidentally take place the same night as the Oscars.
Ava DuVernay's Barbie Is The Most Important One Ever
By selling a doll in the likeness of the Selma director, Mattel has given creative license to a generation of young girls. "People have really been kind talking about why they are embracing this doll, but it's certainly not about me. It's about the image," DuVernay told BuzzFeed News exclusively.
"Selma" Star David Oyelowo Speaks Out Against Hollywood's Ingrained Racism Problem
"We, as black people, have been celebrated more for when we are subservient, when we are not being leaders or kings or being in the center of our own narrative driving it forward," said the actor, who was surprisingly not nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Rise Of The Black British Actor In America
Due to a lack of opportunity in their home countries, black British actors are finding success — and meatier roles — telling Black American stories, sometimes even iconic ones. For David Oyelowo, who plays Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, this is one of those transformative moments.