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Spotlight on Ava DuVernay

Spotlight on ‘Selma’ Film Director Ava DuVernay

As I watched last night’s Oscars, I couldn’t help but feel the disappointment, O.K., rage per this article in Forbes on Ava DuVernay’s snub at the awards.

In light of the oversight, today in the Menopausebarbees Spotlight again, we are shining the light on Ms. DuVernay. It’s February, and as we celebrate Black History Month, we celebrate her contribution to our fight for Freedom. If you haven’t done so, see Selma.

She is the first black woman to win Best Director at Sundance for her second feature, last year’s drama, ‘Middle Of Nowhere’. And now her brilliant directing talents have brought history to life in the powerful film Selma, the first major movie about one of the 20th Century’s greatest civil rights leaders Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. opening nationwide on January 9.

Ava DuVernay is her name and today she is beaming in the Menopausebarbee Monday Spotlight!

The Menopausebarbees had the opportunity to meet this former Hollywood publicist/director at the screening of her film at the 26th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival this past weekend. A jewel of a woman. Kind, intelligent and very engaging. We told her what an honor it was to meet her and before we left, I even told her that she smelled good. She cracked up laughing and thanked Dana and me profusely for our heartfelt congratulations.

The movie is powerful and a must see. It has been nominated for 4 Golden Globe Awards including best picture. Ms. DuVernay is the first black female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award.

The woman has vision and already has her sight set on future projects. We are thrilled for her and looking forward to what’s next to come. Go and see ‘Selma’. With the celebration of Dr. King’s upcoming birthday this month, along with protesters declaring their outrage at the historic violence and unjust crimes committed against Blacks in America, this film could not be more timely.

And finally, it’s time has come.
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