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Starring Melissa De Sousa of "The Best Man," SATURDAY NIGHT LIFE centers on Darlene Maye, a young African-American woman who suddenly finds herself single with three children. Devastated and alone, she decides to defy her depression on a starry Saturday night. As the city of Los Angeles hums with energy, Darlene embarks on a trip to the local discount grocery store in an attempt to lighten her mood and entertain her kids. As the evening unfolds, she journeys closer to her children and deeper inside herself. Written and directed by first-time filmmaker Ava DuVernay, SATURDAY NIGHT LIFE is based on the true story of her own mother's experiences.

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FILMMAKER BIOGRAPHY
Ava DuVernay, a native of Los Angeles, holds a BA in English Literature and a BA in African-American Studies from UCLA.
She has worked in the world of film as a marketer and publicist for
more than 10 years, forming The DuVernay Agency in 1999. Her award-winning firm has provided strategy and execution for more than 80 film and television campaigns in the past six years, including "Collateral" "Shrek II " "The Terminal" "Lumumba " "SpyKids" and "the upcoming "Dreamgirls."
DuVernay is currently developing a feature script which she will direct entitled THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, with Reggie Rock Bythewood, Gina Prince Bythewood, Ed Saxon and Sanaa Lathan producing.
Her American Black Film Festival short film entry, SATURDAY NIGHT LIFE, starring Melissa De Sousa, marks her directorial debut.
CONTACT:
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