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Dir. Ava DuVernay
149 min

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About the Film

Written and directed by Academy Award nominee Ava DuVernay, Origin chronicles the tragedy and triumph of Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson as she investigates a global phenomenon of epic proportions.

Portrayed by Academy Award nominee Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor ("King Richard"), Isabel experiences unfathomable personal loss and love as she crosses continents and cultures to craft one of the defining American books of our time. Inspired by the New York Times best-seller "Caste," Origin explores the mystery of history, the wonders of romance and a fight for the future of us all.

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Film Details

Program: New Releases
Release Year: 2023
Runtime: 149 min
Country/Region: USA
Rating: PG-13
Language: English
Print Source: Neon
Tags: Adaptation, Black Perspectives, Drama, Literature


Director: Ava DuVernay
Cinematographer: Matthew J. Lloyd
Screenwriter: Ava DuVernay, Based on the book by Isabel Wilkerson
Editor: Spencer Averick
Composer: Kris Bowers
Principal Cast: Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, Jon Bernthal, Vera Farmiga, Audra McDonald, Niecy Nash-Betts, Nick Offerman, Blair Underwood