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Ava DuVernay reigns with fresh crown jewel ‘Queen Sugar’

Young Ms. DuVernay had a farm, Q-U-E-E-N! Critically acclaimed filmmaker Ava DuVernay, known for cinematic hits as “Selma” and “13TH,” has claimed a new throne on the small screen with her powerful television drama “Queen Sugar.” Based on Natalie Baszile’s novel of the same name, “Queen Sugar” examines the lives
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‘Middle of Nowhere’ examines marital devotion

It’s always exciting to hear when a nonwhite actor is offered a role more substantial than the thankless supporting parts actors of color are usually saddled with. Even more exciting is when filmmakers take a chance on an unknown face to carry an entire film. The sad truth is that
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