Watch Oscar-nominated ’13th’ on Netflix and a conversation with Oprah Winfrey with Ava DuVernay

13th opened last October’s New York Film Festival and is now available on Netflix. Tomorrow, Netflix has released a 30 minute conversation about the film with Oprah Winfrey and director Ava DuVernay. Here is also the press conference from the NYFF:

NYFF54: ’13th’ opened the festival, but you can watch on Netflix today!

With such a broad subject matter, it’s quite astonishing how director Ava DuVernay was able to weave “talking heads” with facts, figures and history footage into the coherent and thought-provoking documentary, 13th. Starting with racism in the prison system, the film is about much more than that and covers a wide variety of issues that stem from the time of Read More →

Opening Night ’13th’ from Netflix opens the New York Film Festival

13TH will premiere at the New York Film Festival on Friday, September 30, which is the first time a nonfiction work will open the festival. The film will launch globally on Netflix October 7, including a limited theatrical release. Tickets still available! Synopsis The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, Read More →

Netflix & New York Film Festival announce opening night film, the original documentary ‘The 13th’ from Ava DuVernay

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Ava DuVernay’s documentary The 13th as the Opening Night selection of the 54th New York Film Festival (September 30 – October 16), making its world premiere at Alice Tully Hall. The 13th is the first-ever nonfiction work to open the festival, and will debut on Netflix and open in a limited theatrical run Read More →

If I Chose the Academy Award Winners and Nominees – 2015 edition

I’ve now seen most of the films that had a release in 2014. This makes me more qualified to vote for the Oscars than 97.548% of the Academy’s membership. With the Oscar ceremony occurring tonight, I’ve picked, as I have the previous two years, who I think the nominees and winners should be in the bulk of the major categories. Read More →