Ava DuVernay, Cate Blanchett

Jury members Ava DuVernay, left, and Cate Blanchett pose for photographers at the signing of the Gender Equality Pledge during the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Monday, May 14, 2018. Cornell University is bringing in film director Ava DuVernay, who directed “Selma” and the documentary “13th.” She will be the first woman of color to give Cornell’s speech in a decade. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)