Ava Duvernay

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I’m not sure we learn anything from the arts – except that we need them more than ever. They are a way of knowing unlike all the others, a knowing th(...)

Potent myth: “I did what I had to do to win . . . Then I see all those maggots at the airport. Protesting me. Spitting,” says Sylvester Stallone’s character, inaccurately, in Rambo: First Blood

Earlier this year, when critics raised questions about the historical accuracy of Morten Tyldum’s film The Imitation Game, in which Benedict Cumberbat(...)

Paola Antonelli, senior curator of The Museum of Modern Art, gives a keynote address in Austin. Photograph: Travis P Ball/Getty Images for SXSW

The internet of everything is discussed again and again at South By Southwest (SXSW), but the event itself has become the conference of everything.(...)

Julianne Moore accepts her Academy Award. ‘Political acceptance speeches are supposed to be the anomalies that keep the ceremony honest. They’re not supposed to define the night.’ Photograph: Christopher Polk/Getty Images

Of all the details to emerge about blurred lines at the Daily Telegraph, perhaps the least surprising is the leaking of a memo from film distributor S(...)

Oscar winners (left to right): Best Actor in a Supporting Role JK Simmons, Best Actress in a Supporting Role Patricia Arquette, Actress in a Leading Role Julianne Moore and Actor in a Leading Role Eddie Redmayne, in the press room of the 87th Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Alejandro G Iñárritu’s Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), a dizzying tale of Broadway composed as if shot in one continuous take, has wo(...)

Notable minority exclusions at this year’s Oscars include British actor David Oyelowo and director Ava DuVernay of Martin Luther King Jr biopic Selma, which earned a best picture nomination.  Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Civil rights groups are calling for a boycott of Sunday’s Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles to demand more diversity among Academy Awards voters after no(...)

David Oyelowo:   “When I first read the script, in 2007, my reaction was spiritual. I felt a call of God that I was going to do this.” Photograph:  Bon Duke/New York Times

Having watched Selma, it’s impossible not to do a double take when David Oyelowo walks into the room. He is a svelte, youthful-looking 38-year-old,(...)

‘Selma’ director Ava DuVernay: ‘This is art; this is a movie; this is a film. I’m not a historian. I’m not a documentarian.’ Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Reuters

I went on Friday morning to see Selma and found myself watching it in a cinema full of black teenagers. Thanks to donations, DC public school kids (...)

The head of the Oscars, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, has responded to controversy over the all-white acting list in this year’s Oscar nominations, saying it inspires her to speed up the push for more diversity. Photograph:  Kevin Winter/Getty Images

The head of the Oscars, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, has responded to controversy over the all-white acting list in this year’s Oscar nominations, saying it i(...)

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