Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Things We Learned From Ava DuVernay on The Breakfast Club

Things We Learned From Ava DuVernay on The Breakfast Club

This isn't the first time that DuVernay has distanced herself from a Disney franchise, with the director revealing that she passed on the opportunity to helm Marvel's Black Panther as "it really wasn't going to be an Ava DuVernay film".

Duvernay, whose lack of nomination for Best Director Oscar for Selma in 2015 contributed to the #OscarsSoWhite movement, is the first African-American woman to direct a film with a budget of $100 million dollars.

Ava DuVernay is someone who makes the impossible look easy. "I met her in 2013, but she's one of those people who you feel like you've always known", Coogler began.

"Ava is a pioneer", he wrote, noting that she took a book that many said was "unfilmable" and adapted it into a movie that "explodes with hope, with love and with women warriors".

The weekend box office saw "A Wrinkle in Time" flattened by "Black Panther", which remained in the No. 1 spot for the fourth weekend in a row. She is all of these things, but sometimes I forget she is human. She makes the most distant dreams and ideas a reality.

Coogler also highlighted DuVernay's passion for equality and how she made sure that women directors and creatives were hired during the creation of her TV series, Queen Sugar and her searing Netflix documentary, 13th.

Like the original novel, A Wrinkle in Time follows the young Meg Murry as she journeys across space with her brother, Charles, and new friend, Calvin, to save her father, and along the way, the trio are aided by Mrs.

Then she infused the love she had for her father, and her mother who is still with us, into the lovely film "A Wrinkle in Time".

The movie, which stars Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey and Mindy Kaling, came in second place to Disney's other big film "Black Panther".

He also referred to the hidden message found within "A Wrinkle in Time" that told the story of "a little black girl with glasses" who refused to accept that her father was lost.

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