Random Midday Hotness: ‘The Door.’

Ava Duvernay won the Best Director award at Sundance last year for Middle of Nowhere, her quiet, affecting drama about a woman (Emayatzy Corinealdi) trying to hold her marriage together while her husband is in prison. (DuVernay was the first black woman to win the award.) There’s a whole lot to like about the film, which does a great job of conveying how the ripple effects of incarceration play out in the lives of the people still on the outside.

This new short from DuVernay for Miu Miu stars Gabrielle Union, Adepero Oduye, GoapeleAlfre Woodard and Corinealdi. That’s a lot of talent (and sorry, a whole lot of fine) to pack into 10 minutes. But it’d be really pretty even without them.

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Gene "G.D." Demby is the founder and editor of PostBourgie. In his day job, he blogs about race and ethnicity for National Public Radio. He is a native of South Philly and reads and writes and runs and rants. You can follow him on Twitter or subscribe to him on Facebook.

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