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    Heroines of Cinema: An A-Z of Women in Film in 2012

    Given the difficulty in characterising a single year in film, even through a specific prism such as gender, I have opted for the catalogue format of an A-Z review.

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    Women's Film Critics Circle Name Zero Dark Thirty Best Movie of 2012, Ava DuVernay Wins Josephine Baker Award

    The Women’s Film Critics Circle have announced their 2012 picks. And as she continues to sweep the awards circuit, Kathryn Bigelow and Zero Dark Thirty won several awards including Best Movie by a Woman. Ava DuVernay was awarded the Josephine Baker award for Middle of Nowhere. Anne Hathaway wa...

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    Ava DuVernay's Middle of Nowhere Wins Big at The African-American Film Critics Association Awards

    The African-American Film Critics Association announced their best of 2012 yesterday. Leading with 4 awards is Ava DuVernay’s Middle of Nowhere. Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty was chosen for Best Picture and Sally Field for Best Supporting Actress. Cicely Tyson will be receiving one ...

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    The NAACP Image Awards Nominations Ignore Ava DuVernay

    Dear Nominators of the NAACP Image Awards:

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    The Hollywood Reporter's Director Roundtable Omits Women

    Yesterday was a good day with the Sundance numbers news.  But we were reminded not to get overexcited about those numbers since women directors only made up 17% of the worldwide competition and 30% of the Next section.  Even though we must celebrate the good news that women acheived parity...

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    There was quite a bit to be digested within the release buy Ava Duvernay's name quickly got my attention.  Duvernay is being lauded at the Third Annual Athena Film Festival, A Celebration of Women and Leadership.  Congrats to Ava Duvernay! 

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    Athena Film Festival Honors Gale Anne Hurd with The Laura Ziskin Lifetime Achievement Award

    The third annual Athena Film Festival, co-founded by our own Melissa Silverstein, has announced the recipients for this year’s Athena Film Festival Awards, which honor actors, directors, producers and others involved in the film community for their contributions and leadership.

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    For New Yorkers Who Missed It: Special Screening Of 'Middle Of Nowhere' w/ Ava DuVernay Present, 11/27

    If you're a New Yorker who didn't get to see the film during its theatrical run here in NYC (it's no longer playing in this market, although it continues to expand to others), you should know that there'll be a special screening of it at the Museum Of The Moving Image in Queens,...

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    Watch Luisa's Story On Predatory Phone Rates ('Middle Of Nowhere' Social Justice Campaign)

    Some back-story... in September, Ava DuVernay's Middle Of Nowhere was shown as testimony at the FCC, as a part of the Wright Petition to end predatory phone rates for incarcerated families; the practice of charging unreasonably high rates of up to $2.99 per min...

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    Watch 'Middle Of Nowhere: Journey Of An Indie' (Includes Never-Before-Released-Online Footage)

    Good stuff that I think you all will appreciate immensely. A peek behind the curtain - from casting, to production and finally film festival run.

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