Ava DuVernay’s 13th Debuts on Netflix on Oct 7

The New York Film Festival opens Friday, Sept 30, with 13TH by Ava DuVernay and will premiere on Netflix on Friday, October 7. Film and Video Studies at Mason professor of Cinematography Hans Charles is Director of Photography on this Netflix produced doc that focuses on the history of black oppression in the United States.

"...the first non-fiction film ever to screen in the New York Film Festival’s Opening Night slot is an all-too-timely gut-punch of a documentary. It names the right names and connects the right dots, and it comes at a time when, sadly, this country needs exactly this kind of call to action." -Alonso Duralde