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    Ava DuVernay, Sundance Award-Winner for 'Middle of Nowhere,' On Why It's Important That Stories About Black Women Be Told By Black Women

    Ava DuVernay became the first African-American to win the Best Director award at Sundance this year for her indie drama, "Middle of Nowhere." Although "Middle of Nowhere" is only DuVernay's second full-length feature film, she's no newcomer to the industry. In fact, ...

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    'Middle Of Nowhere' Opens This Weekend; How Will It Do? Guess Its Total Box Office, Win A Prize

    I can say with certainty that I don't know anyone personally, who hasn't heard of Ava DuVernay's upcoming new drama Middle Of Nowhere, which opens in limited release this Friday, en route to a gradual nationwide expansion after its premiere weekend.

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    Special Harlem Sneak Preview Of 'Middle Of Nowhere' With Ava DuVernay Friday Oct. 5

    Harlem, and New York filmgoers in general, are in for a treat, because, tomorrrow, Friday, Oct 5, there will be a special advance sneak preview of Ava DuVernay's Middle of Nowhere, with Ms. DuVernay in person.

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    Broadcast TV Premiere Of Ava DuVernay's 'I Will Follow' On BET This Friday

    Ava DuVernay's critically-acclaimed feature film, I Will Follow, will make its world TV broadcast premiere on BET, this Friday, October 5, at 8PM ET/PT - a debut timed to happen exactly 1 week before the theatrical opening of Ava's latest film, the Sundance 2012 award-winning drama...

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    Exclusive: New Minute-Long Digital Spot For 'Middle Of Nowhere' Emphasizes Narrative's Tension

    Ava DuVernay's sophomore drama Middle Of Nowhere made its New York debut over the weekend at the 16th Urbanworld Film Festival, to an undoubtedly enthusiastic sold-out audience.

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    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.

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    David Oyelowo Woos Emayatzy Corinealdi In New Clip From 'Middle Of Nowhere'

    EW's got an exclusive clip from Ava DuVernay's acclaimed drama Middle Of Nowhere, which stars Emayatzy Corinealdi, David Oyelowo, Omari Hardwick, Lorraine Touissaint, and Edwina Findley (shot by award-winning DP Bradford Young).

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    Ava DuVernay Directing Venus Williams Feature Doc 'Venus VS' For ESPN Films

    ESPN Films is fast becoming an industry powerhouse in sports filmmaking specifically. Following the success of its 30 for 30 series of films, and now inspired by the 40th anniversary of Title IX (a 1972 education amendment, also known as the Equal Opportunity in Education Act, which states (in pa...

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    TIFF Preview: The Female Directing Masters Playing at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival

    The Toronto Film Festival opens tonight.  Over the next 10 days there will be a couple of hundred movies to be seen.  This is one festival where you can make a decision to see films by women and see plenty of films.  There are some extraordinarily high profile female directors open...

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