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Saturday, September 29 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Filmmaker Conversation with Ava Duvernay, Director of "Middle of Nowhere"

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Please join us on Saturday September 29 from 6-7PM for a special conversation with filmmaker Ava DuVernay, the first African American woman to be awarded the top directorial prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. In 2010, DuVernay also launched the African-American Film Releasing Movement (AFFRM), a groundbreaking distribution company. DuVernay will talk about her work and strategies for creating a voice for independent filmmakers and also screen an exclusive excerpt of her latest film, MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, slated for release on October 12, 2012.  The lovely star of MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, Emayatzy Corenaldi, will also be joining DuVernay to discuss the film and her experience as a Hollywood newcomer.   

Moderated by movie critic and writer, Sandie Angulo Chen (@UrbanMama)

ABOUT MIDDLE OF NOWHERE

Winner of the 2012 Sundance Best Director Award, Ava DuVernay's MIDDLE OF NOWHERE is a portrait of a woman struggling between two worlds and two men in the search for herself. MIDDLE OF NOWHERE will be released with new comer Emayatzy Corinaldi, David Oyelowo (REDTAILS) and Omari Hardwick (SPARKLE) on October 12th in theaters nationwide from AFFRM and Participant Media.

 


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EMAYATZY CORINEALDI (“Ruby”)

Actress
Emayatzy Corinealdi was born in Fort Knox, Kentucky and as an Army Brat, moved often, living in Germany, Ohio, and Kansas before settling down in New Jersey. In addition to MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, her short and feature film credits include “The Nanny Express” opposite Vanessa Marcil, "Akira" opposite James Kyson Lee, "Wednesday Again," "Category 5" and "Cordially Invited." On the television side, her credits include a series lead role in... Read More →
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Sandie Angulo Chen

Movie Critic and Writer, Urban Mama
Sandie Angulo Chen has been writing about movies, pop culture, and entertainment since 1998, when she landed her first job after college at Entertainment Weekly. From there, she moved to AOL's Moviefone.com, where, as a content editor, she wrote features, conducted celebrity interviews, and tracked upcoming blockbusters and indies. Since 2007, Sandie has contributed as a movie critic and writer to Common Sense Media, the Washington... Read More →
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AVA DUVERNAY

Director, Writer, and Producer
Ava DuVernay made her feature directorial debut with the critically-acclaimed 2008 hip hop documentary, "This is The Life." Winner of Audience Awards in Toronto, Los Angeles and Seattle, the LA WEEKLY raved, "This is The Life vaults into the upper echelons of must-see hip-hop documentaries." In 2010, she wrote, produced and directed the narrative feature, I Will Follow, starring Salli Richardson-Whitfield. Released theatrically in 2011, the... Read More →

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Middle of Nowhere

Please join us on Saturday September 29 from 6-7PM for a special conversation with filmmaker Ava DuVernay, the first African American woman to be awarded the top directorial prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. In 2010, DuVernay also launched the African-American Film Releasing Movement (AFFRM), a groundbreaking distribution company. DuVernay will talk about her work and strategies for creating a voice for independent... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Red Rock H

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