The critically acclaimed drama from Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey, Queen Sugar, returns to OWN in May, and once again, DuVernay has assembled an all-female directing team to tell the story of the Bordelon family.
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.
Is there anything Ava DuVernay can’t do? She’s given us an Oscar-nominated documentary on the U.S. prison system, become the first black woman to direct a big-budget live-action film, and now the Selma director will take on a superhero film set in the DC Extended Universe.
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…
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.
Make no mistake: Just because you don’t see a sea of diaphanous black gowns and sharp, black tuxes at the Oscars red carpet this Sunday doesn’t mean the Time’s Up movement didn’t show up.
Just when we were longing for last year’s heavily melanated Oscars red carpet, the 11th Annual Essence Women in Hollywood Awards luncheon reminds us that our next surprise win may be much sooner than we think ... and we can’t wait.
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.
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).
Flourishing filmmaker Ava DuVernay teamed up with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and launched a $5 million diversity program on Monday that will hopefully bring some much-needed color to the lily-white business of Hollywood.