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Director Ava DuVernay To Speak At Spelman College Next Week

Director Ava DuVernay To Speak At Spelman College Next Week

How very lucky for Spelman students, and anyone in the Atlanta area, with today's announcement that Ava DuVernay, writer and director of the much-anticipated film Middle of Nowhere (opening next month), will be giving a lecture at Spelman College next Thursday, Sept 27th.

The event will be held at the Cosby Academic Center Auditorium at Spelman College, from 5 to 6:30PM, and will be free and open to the public!

The lecture is being presented by Tananarive Due, the 2012-13 William and Camille Cosby Endowed Professor in the Humanities at Spelman, with Ms. DuVernay scheduled to "break down the business of filmmaking" in her talk, as well as discuss her work as an artist and entrepreneur. 

As a special bonus, the lead actress from Middle Of Nowhere, Emayatzy Corinealdi, will also appear with Ms. Duvernay.

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This young auteur reminds me of indie mavericks> Kathleen(Losing Ground,Cruz brothers) Collins and Agnes(Vagabond,Cleo from 9to5) Varda.


I'll be there! HBCUConnect!


Does one have to be a student to attend this?


Saw her speaking at the Film Independent panel at Landmark a few months back in the spring and she riled me up. 'what am I waiting for.' which is basically what she talks about. She gave example of people making movies with what they have where they have it and not hoping for a miracle. It hit me square in the teeth. I still haven't shot my short but that panel helped me in my mental processes toward getting there and i will get there. Before it was about whoa is me and now it's about getting the money and tools together so I can make it and that is within my reach. Anyways she's a good speaker. Please look out for me kev frickr

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