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Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Even When the Government Doesn’t Work, Artists Do: Why “Better Mus’ Come” Remains Current

The wake of the United States government shut-down, is just one instance reminding us that movies about government failings, past and present, remain “current.” Many filmmakers of political cinema have a bigger vision for their art than criticizing a broken system. These artists help audiences connect dots they didn’t recognize before and show the first-hand […]


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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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Friday 19 October, 2012

What Does “#1” Mean?: How ‘Middle of Nowhere’ is Making Film History and Why it Matters

This past weekend, something remarkable took place. This was something that did not receive the notoriety or accolades of an Obama inauguration or of a tearful acceptance speech by Halle Berry while winning an Oscar. No, it was not a public display that could match that. Yet, there was a great deal of significance 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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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 […]