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Ava DuVernay


“There is nothing new under the sun. But there are new suns.” - Octavia Butler

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My Mommie. The best lady. My lady. I’m proud of you the most. Love you forever. Avy
Compton meets Town & Country. Thanks to the good folks at the magazine for putting their spotlight on WHEN THEY SEE US and social justice cinema. Beautiful article by @alexb718 accompanies the lovely images by @gigilaub. Thanks to @jasonbolden + @johnmumblo for the styling, @ernestocasillas for the fancy face, @drkariwill for loving my locs and @ibrowsbyeb for the brow love. Link to the article in bio. WHEN THEY SEE US. Netflix. May 31.
The most meaningful award I’ve ever received. Ever. Extremely proud to stand with five of my heroes tonight. To be presented with an award from @InnocenceProject by the men known as The Central Park Five meant everything to me. I respect these men. I love these men like brothers. I’m so honored to tell their story. A story of survival. And of triumph. WHEN THEY SEE US. 5/31. Netflix.
First Met Gala. A collision of the fashion, music, film + sports worlds. Glad I went. Thanks to @Prada for giving me just a bit of exaggeration. This is about as far as I can go. But I enjoyed watching others push their own limits. That’s what creativity is about. Much love to @JasonBolden and @StarBurleigh for styling me down to the shoe buckle, @AdamBurrell for painting my face like artwork and @DrKariWill for creating a loc extravaganza to accentuate how beautiful our natural hair can be. Fun night. 💚💕
Press tour for @WhenTheySeeUs begins today. Eager to share the true story of the Central Park Five! Thanks to @JasonBolden @StarBurleigh @PorscheFabulous and @Best_Loctician for taking me from post-production drab to actually being presentable in public without my Mom asking if I’m getting enough sleep. I look awake and refreshed! Appreciate the illusion! Also... I love skirts with pockets. I mean, why make them any other way? Right? Thanks, @MaraHoffman. ✌🏾
On this day thirty years ago, Trump bought $85,000 worth of ads in all major NYC papers calling for the execution of the boys known as The Central Park 5 - before their trial. Today, we replace his hateful ad with another image. They were innocent. And the system failed them. #whentheyseeus
There aren’t many of us out here doing this. It’s a small tribe in the grand scheme of things. He was a giant among us. Kind. Committed. And immensely talented. His films broke ground. His films mattered. He will be missed. And long remembered. Thank you, John. #runintohisarms
Please help me wish this little boy a happy 30th birthday. Contrary to popular belief at the time, he did not go onto become a Pinocchio officianado. He did grow up to love his family and friends fiercely, to be a hard worker at whatever he does, to be a magnet for all sorts of people through his charisma and genuine care for others, and to be someone of whom I am incredibly proud. Dearest @nicholas_maye, May your 30th year of this mysterious, majestic experience called Life bring you beauty and bravery and every good thing in between. I love you, little brother. Happy birthday! Always, Avy
On this exact day 30 years ago, a woman was raped in Central Park. Five black + brown boys were framed for her rape. The story you know is the lie that police, prosecutors and Donald Trump told you. WHEN THEY SEE US is the story of the boys from their eyes and their hearts. May 31 on @Netflix. (Full trailer in bio)
I am so proud to distribute this film. Feast your eyes on THE BURIAL OF KOJO, a sumptuous gem directed by @BlitzAmbassador. This beauty premieres on @Netflix today. Enjoy from all of us at @ARRAYNow!
When Linda McCray’s 14 year old son Antron was arrested for rape, her life changed forever. She defended him when few believed in his innocence. She was right. On Friday, this queen passed away. I’m grateful that she allowed me tell her story of love. Thank you, Ms. Linda. #runintohisarms #centralparkfive