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.

“A brilliant cinematic masterpiece coming out at such a crucial time.” - FORBES

“An essential watch.” - DEADLINE

ORIGIN “unfolds with fierce focus, full of heart and vibrant intent.” - BBC

“Ava DuVernay continues to establish herself as one of the most vital voices in contemporary cinema.“ - DEADLINE

“It’s hard to recall a movie made for general audiences that takes ideas so seriously, that makes the pursuit of them appear so thrilling.“ - NEW YORKER

“This is a film with strength and purpose.“ - THE GUARDIAN

“The film will get people thinking and talking.“ - VARIETY

“Equal parts strength and vulnerability.” - THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Few American movies this year reach so high, so boldly.” - THE NEW YORK TIMES

“ Ambitious, intellectual and deeply humanistic.” - THE WRAP

“DuVernay explores the divisions of the world in a way we haven’t really seen before.” “Rich in thought, “Origin” is a dense, forceful masterwork, and, quite simply, the most radical film of DuVernay’s career.” - ROGEREBERT.COM

“Ava DuVernay continues to establish herself as one of the most vital voices in contemporary cinema.“ - DEADLINE

“Extraordinarily hopeful.” - NEW YORK TIMES

“ORIGIN is an exhortation to use every heartbeat wisely." - TIME

“In taking on some of the most expansive and challenging material of her career, DuVernay has also crafted her best film to date.” - AWARDS RADAR

“Pure cinematic poetry.” - NPR

“Captivating“ - ROLLING STONES

“Wilkerson’s book offers a new way to look at age-old concepts. DuVernay’s film gives us a new way to process them.“ - TIME OUT

Release Date: Apr 4, 2024
Rating: M
Runtime: 141 mins
Director: Ava DuVernay
Actors: Vera Farmiga, Jon Bernthal, Connie Nielsen, Audra McDonald, Nick Offerman, Blair Underwood, Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor

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