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SXSW 2015: Ava DuVernay and RZA to deliver film keynotes
SXSW 2015: Ava DuVernay and RZA to deliver film keynotes

As her new film "Selma" begins to surge in the year-end awards race on its way to a Christmas Day opening, filmmaker Ava DuVernay was announced today as keynote speaker for the upcoming South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival. The festival runs March 13-21 in Austin, Texas. Musical artist, producer and actor RZA also was announced Tuesday to deliver a keynote speech. Filmmaker, producer and actor Mark Duplass had been a previously announced speaker. Last week DuVernay became the first black woman nominated in the Golden Globes director category. "Selma," a dramatization of the 1965 voting rights campaign led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was nominated for...

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