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Oscar-Nominated Director Ava DuVernay to Attend Virginia Film Festival

The Virginia Film Festival is set to host a media availability for the Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay, known for her acclaimed works such as “Selma” and “The 13th”. This event will take place in advance of the U.S. premiere of her latest film, “Origin”. The event is scheduled for Friday, October 27, at 6PM at the Paramount Theater.

DuVernay’s new film, “Origin”, is a compelling exploration of the creative inspiration and process behind the writing of Isabel Wilkerson’s bestselling book “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents”. The film reflects on the events of August 11 and 12, 2017, which were a major catalyst for Wilkerson’s writing of the book.

In addition to the premiere, DuVernay will be hosting a private screening and conversation with a group of community members who were directly affected by the tragedy depicted in the film. This intimate event is set to take place earlier on the same day.

The availability is part of the 36th Annual Virginia Film Festival, which will run from October 25-29. The festival, held in downtown Charlottesville and on the Grounds of the University of Virginia, will feature more than 100 films and special events. For more information, visit

The media event on October 27 will begin at 6PM at The Paramount Theater. Attendees will be met by the Festival publicity team outside the theater and escorted inside the Paramount to set up.

For further inquiries, please contact John Kelly of John Kelly PR at 434-987-6513.

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