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Ava DuVernay’s tweets about ‘Straight Outta Compton’ are worth checking out

Ava DuVernay’s tweets about ‘Straight Outta Compton’ are worth checking out

Growing up, I was a huge fan of hip-hop and a huge fan of NWA. I still am, and I even still rock my Oakland Raiders jacket from time to time. Needless to say, I was highly anticipating Straight Outta Compton, and thankfully the movie didn’t disappoint. While the movie isn’t perfect, it is still one of the best biopics I’ve seen in quite some time and a film built to last, thanks to the confident direction, and engaging performances from a terrific cast.

Ava DuVernay, who’s best known for her work as a director and screenwriter of such films as Middle of Nowhere (which won her the Best Director Prize at the Sundance film festival), and more recently Selma (making her the first African-American female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award), recently took to Twitter to express her feelings about director F. Gary Gray’s NWA bio-pic. I’m not a big fan of Twitter but DuVernay is obviously a huge supporter of black cinema (she founded the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement), and her tweets give insight on what it was like to grow up while living in Compton, California and being a fan of hip-hop. Check out her tweets below and be sure to follow her @AVAETC.

 

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