13th

Free Screening Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Paramount Theatre, 559 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111

Synopsis:

Co-presented with Emerson College Bright Lights Film Series

Bright Lights logoIn the thought-provoking documentary 13th, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom.

Bio:

Ava DuVernay

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 titled Queen Sugar; her feature-length documentary on criminality and race relations titled13th; 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 FollowVenus 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.