African-American Communities Lack Theaters, and May Never Be Developed

Ava DuVernay took to Twitter this week to criticize the absence of movie theaters in communities of color, and the reasons for that reality are complex.

African-American and Latino audiences are more interested in moviegoing than many other populations, and yet in a country with nearly 40,000 screens, some of these communities face a cinema desert. That seems counterintuitive at best, racist at worst, and difficult to improve: We are in a period…

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