Ava DuVernay Says Black U.S. Directors Are Told “Not to Apply” to International Film Festivals But ‘Origin’ Has “Opened the Door”

Ava DuVernay has made history at the Venice Film Festival, becoming the first female Black U.S. director in the event’s 80 years to have a film in the main competition. DuVernay addressed this milestone head-on at the press conference for Origin, having its world premiere on Wednesday night, explaining that Black U.S. filmmakers are led […]