“Ava’s looking forward to speaking with you,” one of Array’s publicists said via the phone. (Array is Ava DuVernay’s grassroots distribution, arts and advocacy collective focused on films by people of color and women.)
Whether or not you’ve seen A Wrinkle in Time yet, you’ve undoubtedly seen images of the great and powerful O (as we like to call her here at The Glow Up) as we’ve never seen her before: blond, baby.
Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time is a fantastical journey. As we watch the star, Storm Reid (Meg), navigate an alternate universe in search of her father, we can’t help being in awe of her guides, the Mrs. These women—played by Oprah Winfrey (Mrs. Which), Reese Witherspoon (Mrs. Whatsit) and Mindy Kaling (Mrs.…
OK, it’s time to take to a long-overdue trip across the pond, because they clearly know how to throw a better party than we do. Fresh off its strong opening weekend here in the U.S., A Wrinkle in Time took a transatlantic trip for its European premiere in London, and we now officially envy the English.
The self-proclaimed “film geek” Ava DuVernay spoke to The Root about her transition from film publicist to director and her love for making documentaries, and she shares strong advice for African-American filmmakers:
So here we were, minding our business on an otherwise tepid Tuesday, skimming the Twitter, when we stumbled upon the most adorable—and strangely recognizable—little face on the Toronto International Film Festival’s feed. It was a baby Ava DuVernay, giving #BlackGirlMagic in braids and barrettes, and reminding us that…
How could you resist a package labeled “No Glitter, No Glory”? I flew toward those words on Lit Cosmetics’ Lit Metals Metallic Pigment Kit liquid metallic eye shadow box like a moth to a flame—especially after learning that this was the same makeup used to create Oprah’s look for her turn as Mrs. Which in the…
Black Panther zoomed past the billion-dollar mark at box offices worldwide this weekend while earning the No. 1 box-office spot for the fourth week in a row as Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time finished in second place, marking the first time that films by black directors have held the top two spots at the U.S. box…
Some reality stars are just reality stars. Kim Kimble was a star hairstylist long before her WeTV show L.A. Hair debuted in 2012, and she’s still one today. Her receipts run deep: Yes, she’s even slayed Queen Bey. Multiple times. On tour. Lemonade. Going way back to Austin Powers in Goldmember.
One of the major themes of A Wrinkle in Time is the darkness and how it can consume you if you let it. But all it takes is just a little bit of light and some belief in yourself to make it out of the dark.
I was expecting director Ava DuVernay’s new sci-fi/fantasy film A Wrinkle in Time to be magic. I’d seen her achieve as much in her other films with far less capital behind them than the history-making, $100 million budget that Disney provided this time, so there was no question that this film would be gorgeous.
In a surprise treat just days before the release of the highly anticipated Disney flick A Wrinkle in Time, producer No I.D. released Sade’s new single from the film, “Flower of the Universe,” on Twitter Monday night, to the collective swoon of us all.
Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time won’t be out for another week, but thanks to her efforts, her hometown of Compton, Calif., got first dibs on seeing the fantasy epic from the local legend.
Ava DuVernay is no stranger to making history. She’s the first black woman to be nominated for a best director Golden Globe (Selma), she’s the first black woman to win a best director prize at Sundance, and the first black female director to have her film be nominated for an Oscar. And, now, DuVernay is the first…
Just when we thought we’d recovered from all of the #BlackPantherMagic (yes, it’s a thing) on the premiere circuit, we got a stylish reminder that there’s even more black magic approaching our theaters with the March 9 release of A Wrinkle in Time.
Ava DuVernay is super clear about how Hollywood is still a white man’s game. Although she is set to release a $100 million-budget film, A Wrinkle in Time, and Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther has been doing gangbusters at the box office, the celebrated director says not to break out the Champagne just yet.
Color of Change, a nonprofit civil rights advocacy organization, and AMC Theatres are working together to give underprivileged children a chance to see screenings of A Wrinkle in Time for free.
Black America, we turned out in record-breaking numbers last weekend to see and support the most anticipated film of the year, Black Panther. It was a triumph as epic as the film itself. But Panther isn’t the only black-helmed film being released by Disney this winter; we are now only two weeks away from the release…
It’s official: Sade is a goddess. She may not always come when you call, but she’s always on time. Or, if you’re Ava DuVernay, Sade may actually come when you call, just in time for your upcoming film, A Wrinkle in Time (premiering March 9).