Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Wistariahurst to host Screening and Discussion of Ava DuVernay’s 13th

On Saturday, May 6 from 2 to 4:30 PM, Wistariahurst will host a screening and discussion of Ava DuVernay’s 13th. The discussion will be facilitated by Jafet Robles of Neighbor to Neighbor. The program is free and open to all. Spanish subtitles will be included on the film and the discussion facilitation will be bilingual.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Holyoke Local Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

This program is presented in conjunction with the region-wide project "States of Incarceration: Pioneer Valley" - see www.pv-soi.org for more details.

Nominated for two Academy Awards and four Golden Globes, writer/director Ava DuVernay’s “Selma” was one of 2015’s most critically-acclaimed films. Her current directorial work includes her dramatic television series for The Oprah Winfrey Network entitled QUEEN SUGAR; her feature-length documentary on criminality and race relations entitled THE 13TH; and Disney’s A WRINKLE IN TIME based on the Newberry Award-winning classic fantasy novel. Winner of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival’s Best Director prize for her previous feature “Middle of Nowhere,” DuVernay’s early directorial work includes “I Will Follow,” “Venus Vs,” and “This is The Life.” She also distributes and amplifies the work of people of color and women directors through her film collective ARRAY, named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Hollywood for 2016.

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