Ava DuVernay is the 1st African American Female Director Whose Film Grossed 100 Million. Girl Power! Ava’s film A Wrinkle in Time is a winner! Ava is also the 13th African American Director whose film has crossed the 100 million mark. Ava is really doing some quality television and film (with Queen Sugar and more) and does not look to be slowing down anytime soon. Her hiring female directors is also another asset she has going for her. Her partnership with Oprah Winfrey certainly does not hurt either. Congratulations Ava! See below who the other African American Directors whose movies crossed the $100 million mark.