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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Ava Duvernay's Queen Sugar TV series premieres Wednesday at Ashe Cultural Arts Center

Posted By on Tue, Sep 6, 2016 at 10:13 AM

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Set and shot in south Louisiana, Queen Sugar is a new series created by pioneering filmmaker Ava Duvernay (Selma) for Oprah Winfrey's OWN network. Ashe Cultural Arts Center will host a premiere screening and watch party for Queen Sugar at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7. The series tells the story of three siblings who must come together to run the family sugarcane business in fictional Saint Josephine, Louisiana. Duvernay — who became the first African American woman to direct a $100 million Hollywood movie with Selma — directed the first two episodes. In a celebration of diversity, all episodes in the series' first season were directed by women. The series already has been picked up for a second season. The premiere screening is free and open to the public. More info here.

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