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Trailer and Release Date Revealed for Ava DuVernay’s ‘When They See Us’

Netflix and Ava DuVernay have released a trailer and the debut date for the directors long awaited series based a true crime and prosecution of 5 wrongly convicted teens in NYC.  The series was originally called Central Park Five but has now been changed to When They See Us. DuVernay spoke about why the name was changed saying “In 1989, five black and brown teen boys were wrongly accused of a crime they did not commit and branded The Central Park Five, a moniker that has followed them since that time. In 2019, our series gives the five men a platform
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Ava DuVErnay Drops Tease for New Gods Movie

Renowned director Ava DuVernay is in the middle of working on an upcoming DC film New Gods. The woman behind Selma, 13th, and a Wrinkle in Time, DuVernay is the right person for the job to bring Jack Kirby’s creation to life. While posting a tweet, which was then responded to, DuVernay posted a comic strip with a Darkseid quote. “There came a time when the Old Gods died…” https://t.co/mszTGdKRqL — Ava DuVernay (@ava) October 12, 2018 pic.twitter.com/AkfZr7eV4M — Ava DuVernay (@ava) October 12, 2018 “I. Am. The. New. God. All is one in Darkseid. This mighty body is my church,”
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Female Directors to Look Forward To In The DC Universe

For one of my film classes in college, our professor decided to perform a small experiment. He brought up on the projection screen several movies. The likes of Legally Blonde, Not Another Teen Movie, another fairly “girly” film, and the Hurt Locker. He then asked the class to point out which films we thought were directed by a man and which ones were directed by a woman? Naturally, the whole class chose the Hurt Locker as the “manly” film and the others obviously had to be directed by all women. We were wrong. Very wrong. Because of our preconceived notions,
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