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“This is the Primer”: Ava DuVernay on the Origin, Purpose, and Hope of Her New York Film Festival Opener, ’13th’

The strangest thing about having a successful film, “which I never thought I’d experience,” Ava DuVernay explained at the press conference for her New York Film Festival opener 13th, was people “calling and wanting to give me money. Would you like some money? Would you like to make something? That was just a completely foreign […]
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