1. Ava DuVernay on the struggles of black cinema

It’s really going against everything we’re taught industry-wise - that there’s a certain type of black film that people want. They want comedies. They want historical dramas, but they don’t want contemporary representations - we know that’s not true. We’re told that independent film lovers like yourself, folks that are used to watching art house films, won’t come out and see a film with black people in it. I’ve been told that in rooms, big rooms, studio rooms, and I know that’s not true.

    Ava DuVernay on the struggles of black cinema

    It’s really going against everything we’re taught industry-wise - that there’s a certain type of black film that people want. They want comedies. They want historical dramas, but they don’t want contemporary representations - we know that’s not true. We’re told that independent film lovers like yourself, folks that are used to watching art house films, won’t come out and see a film with black people in it. I’ve been told that in rooms, big rooms, studio rooms, and I know that’s not true.

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    Ava DuVernay