Pioneering film-maker Ava Duvernay (pictured) has won an Independent Spirit Awards for her poignant and powerful drama Middle of Nowhere. The film took home the John Cassavetes Award for Under $500,000. As previously reported by NewsOne, Nowhere is a compelling drama that chronicles a woman’s (Emayatzy Corinealdi, Young & The Restless) separation from her incarcerated […]

Ava DuVernay became the first African-American woman to win US Directing Award: Dramatic at last night’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.  Premiering last week,  Duvernay’s feature film, Middle of Nowhere, received glowing reviews from both critics and audiences and is a testament to a seismic shift in African-American film-making. SEE ALSO: How “Spartacus” […]