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Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Indie Trailblazers Ava DuVernay and Emayatzy Corinealdi | 30 Days Unchained : Day 7

30 Days Unchained/#30unchained | Day: 7 – 1/16/13 | Inspiration: Ava DuVernay and Emayatzy Corinealdi A dream realized is a beautiful thing. Just ask Ava Duvernay of AFFRM (The African American Film Festival Releasing Movement), an independent filmmaker who had the vision to leave behind a legacy on her own terms with an innovative approach to […]


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Tuesday 09 October, 2012

Live Unchained Invites You to Middle of Nowhere Debut and Poster Giveaway . Friday, October 12 [VIDEO]

Live Unchained is awarding a “Middle of Nowhere” movie poster autographed by writer/director Ava DuVernay and lead actress Emayatzy Corinealdi. Just join our “Middle of Nowhere” Facebook page and you’ll be entered to win. Two winners will be announced on Friday, October 12th and awarded after the film debut the same day. If you saw […]


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Saturday 06 October, 2012

Why Hushpuppy Can Handle Beasts of the Southern Wild

Beasts of the Southern Wild, a magical realist film directed by Benh Zeitlin, tells the story of a southern Louisiana bayou community, called the Bathtub, from the perspective of one of its youngest dwellers, Hushpuppy.  The film’s highest note is the poignant performance by Quvenzhane Wallis, Hushpuppy. I found myself marveling at this little human […]


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Friday 05 October, 2012

A Gift to the Rebels: Ava DuVernay and Emayatzy Corinealdi Discuss “Middle of Nowhere” and How to Live Unchained [VIDEO]

Editress’ Note: In the spirit of gift giving, Live Unchained is hosting a promotional giveaway of two autographed “Middle of Nowhere” movie posters signed by writer/director Ava DuVernay and lead actress Emayatzy Corinealdi. Sign up for the Live Unchained newsletter to learn how you can win a special movie poster! … Ava DuVernay’s work is […]


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Thursday 27 September, 2012

Ava DuVernay and Emayatzy Corinealdi Howard University Talk on “Middle of Nowhere” [VIDEO]

The Live Unchained crew had a wonderful time at Howard University yesterday learning the origin stories of Middle of Nowhere director and lead actress Ava DuVernay and Emayatzy Corinealdi. We’ll be following up with you soon to share everything that helped us think deeper about what it means for all of us to Live Unchained […]


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Tuesday 21 August, 2012

At The Edge of Your Seat: How Lenelle Moïse Takes a Poet’s Approach to Playwriting

Eyes wide, spines straight, brows furrowed. Poet, playwright, and performance artist Lenelle Moïse enjoys when the audience is at the “edge of their seats.” Whether she’s bonding with the audience in her autobiographical one-woman show Womb Words, Thirsting or exploring the friendship of platonic soulmates in Expatriate, this 2012 Ruby Prize winner models openness, curiosity, […]


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Tuesday 08 May, 2012

One Night in Brooklyn…The Diaspora Stood Up, Part 2

Are you ready to party?! Well, this isn’t just some quick thrill… Last month we introduced you to Esosa Edosomwan, creator of the next great house party film, One Night in Brooklyn. The party is fun, but not without drama. Young twentysomething’s from Ghana, Haiti, Ethiopia, Venezuela, Trinidad, the United States and more are faced […]


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Monday 09 April, 2012

One Night in Brooklyn…the Diaspora Stood Up

When are we going to see the next great House Party film? When are we going to laugh out loud at a movie that is hilarious and thoughtful, really celebrates a black perspective, and has an awesome soundtrack?… When we support and make it happen. Esosa Edosomwan, actress, writer, and directress, is working hard to […]


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Friday 13 January, 2012

I Whip My NATURAL Hair Back and Forth!: Jenn on S*@t Natural Hair Girls Say

The “Shit _______ Says” videos are all the rage on the web. While we haven’t seen them all, we were happy to see someone hilariously representing for natural hair girls! Here we chat with Jenn, the brains and beauty of “Shit Natural Hair Girls Say,” on the making of the video, her creative background and […]


Monday 27 June, 2011

The Adventures of Issa Rae

The first time I was introduced to “The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl,” Kathryn sent me a link with a note saying: Watch this! You WILL Laugh! I clicked and watched episode 1 of “Awkward Black Girl” and was instantly hooked. I laughed, watched it again, and then emailed it to everyone I knew with […]