Ava Did That | a Smalls study guideby kamooremitch | created - 01 Oct 2018 | updated - 01 Oct 2018 | Public
a list of works touched by filmmaker, Ava DuVernay. gold.
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5. Middle of Nowhere (2012)
R | 97 min | Drama
When her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison, Ruby drops out of medical school in order to focus on her husband's well-being while he's incarcerated - leading her on a journey of self-discovery in the process.
Votes: 1,564 | Gross: $0.08M
6. Essence Presents: Faith in 2010 (2010 TV Short)
44 min | Short, Music
Explores the journey of two Katrina survivors five years after the storm, and the gospel music that empowered them during their traumatic ordeal.
7. TV One Night Only: Live from the Essence Music Festival (2010 TV Movie)
120 min | Documentary, Music
A two-hour music documentary showcasing the nation's largest African-American music festival, with behind-the-scenes moments and exhilarating performances by Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, ... See full summary »
10. Nine for IX (2013– )
60 min | Documentary, Sport
Series focuses on captivating stories of women in sports told through the lens of female filmmakers. Nine for IX film topics include an intimate look at Pat Summitt, college sports' most ... See full summary »
11. Selma (2014)
PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History
A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.
Votes: 86,215 | Gross: $52.08M
16. A Wrinkle in Time (2018)
PG | 109 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.
Votes: 41,138 | Gross: $100.48M
20. Dawn (I)
Drama, Sci-Fi | Announced
A woman teams up with a group of aliens to help resurrect the human race centuries after a nuclear war.
25. The Last Amazons (TV Movie)
Drama | Announced
An account of how the great mythical Amazon queens lived their lives and fought major battles against foes like the Ancient Greeks.
26. Black Girls Rock! 2011 (2011 TV Special)
TV-PG | 90 min | Music
An awards ceremony that honored women of color for their achievements in music, entertainment, and entrepreneurship, along with musical performances by female R&B and soul recording artists.
29. Deliver Us from Eva (2003)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Eva doesn't let her 3 sisters' men push them around. She's always butting in. How to pacify Eva? Find her a man. The men pay a playboy to be that man. The problem is - he falls in love with Eva.
Votes: 6,481 | Gross: $17.33M
30. Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004 TV Movie)
R | 120 min | Drama, Crime
Redemption tells the story of Stan "Tookie" Williams, founder of the Crips L.A. street gang. Story follows his fall into gang-banging, his prison term, and his work writing children's ... See full summary »
32. My Brother (2006)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama
"My Brother" is an inner city story of two impoverished boys, Isaiah and James. James is developmentally disabled. Their mother, L'Tisha, finds herself in a tragic situation. Dying of ... See full summary »
Votes: 321 | Gross: $0.03M
33. Dreamgirls (2006)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Music, Musical
A trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own personal struggles along the way.
Votes: 68,756 | Gross: $103.37M
34. American Violet (2008)
PG-13 | 103 min | Drama
A single mother struggles to clear her name after being wrongly accused and arrested for dealing drugs in an impoverished town in Texas.
Votes: 2,388 | Gross: $0.55M