Ava DuVernay on Filmmaking My life is not spectacle. So often when I see African-American performances on screen, it is in the voice of spectacle… There’s beauty in the everyday; there’s beauty in the ordinary. — Ava DuVernay DuVernay is the director of I Will Follow and Middle of Nowhere.
Usually when I critique a movie lots of folks like, they tell me, ‘It was just showing the way things are. It was real.’ And they do not want to hear it when I make the point that giving audiences what is real is precisely what movies do not do. They give the re-imagined, reinvented […]