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Ava DuVernay's Unprecedented Journey to 'A Wrinkle in Time'

Ava DuVernay didn't pick up a camera until the age of 32. It's an extraordinary fact, considering the trajectories of most Hollywood directors. Orson Welles filmed Citizen Kane at 25. Steven Spielberg was 27 when he made Jaws. A 23-year-old John Singleton directed Boyz N the Hood. It was already doubtful that DuVernay could jump from a career in film marketing and publicity so late and without even a film degree to back her up. That she is also a black woman made it even more...

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