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Writer/director Audrey Wells dies as her movie premiers

Old 10-06-18, 06:51 PM
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Writer/director Audrey Wells dies as her movie premiers


Directed "George of the Jungle" and "Under the Tuscan Sun" among others
58 years old

Her last movie “The Hate U Give” premiered on Friday. it tells the story of Starr Carter, a poor black high schooler who attends a mostly white, prep school wh witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend.

UtTS was the only chick flick I ever liked. Probably because I'm Italian and it was genuinely funny, like the suitor for Diane Lane's character who said to Italians a traffic red light was "just a suggestion."
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Re: Writer/director Audrey Wells dies as her movie premiers

well, my movie night just hit the skids. sad though...
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Re: Writer/director Audrey Wells dies as her movie premiers

I cannot say I recognize her name, but she was rather prolific and has done many recognizable kids/family films:

From Wikipedia:

The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996), writer/producer
George of the Jungle (1997), writer
Guinevere (1999), writer/director
Disney's The Kid (2000), writer
Under the Tuscan Sun (2003), writer/director/producer
Shall We Dance? (2004), writer
The Game Plan (2007), writer
The Fugees (2012), director
A Dog's Purpose (2017), writer
The Hate U Give (2018), writer

I had seen the trailer for The Hate U Give in front of Black Klansman and it looked rather powerful and moving. I will make a point to seek it out now.

This is also interesting from the article:

Wells was born in San Francisco, and her early career included work as a disc jockey at jazz station KJAZ-FM as well as public radio in remote bush stations in the Alaskan Arctic, which she said gave her something to write about when she got to film school. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree at UC Berkeley and a Masters of Fine Arts from UCLA.
RIP Audrey.
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