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ARRAY RELEASING ACQUIRES DOCUMENTARY FILM 'THE HOUSE ON COCO ROAD'

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LOS ANGELES, CA (May 26, 2017) – Today ARRAY announces the film distribution collective's sixteenth feature film acquisition, THE HOUSE ON COCO ROAD. Set amidst the Grenada Revolution, THE HOUSE ON COCO ROAD documents one family’s flight from racial tensions in 1980’s Oakland, California, only to find themselves settled directly in the path of a U.S. military invasion. First hand accounts from activists Angela Davis, Fania Davis and Fannie Haughton weave together director Damani Baker’s family portrait of utopian dreams, resistance and civil unrest with a film score composed by music luminary Meshell Ndegeocello. ARRAY has acquired distribution rights for United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand territories. ARRAY will debut THE HOUSE ON COCO ROAD on Netflix on June 30 and will tour the country semi-theatrically. The announcement was made by ARRAY Founder Ava DuVernay.

ARRAY KICKS OFF WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH WITH 12 HOUR FILMMAKER TWITTER TAKE-OVER

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Los Angeles, CA (February 28, 2017) – Today ARRAY, the independent film distribution collective founded by filmmaker Ava DuVernay, announced the launch of its third Twitter Take-Over, known as Rebel-A-Thon. Rebel-A-Thons celebrate underrepresented filmmakers while raising awareness for ARRAY’s annual membership drive. This year's campaign will unite women filmmakers for a day of interaction to honor Women’s History Month.

ARRAY RELEASING ACQUIRES COMING OF AGE DRAMEDY "NAMOUR"

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LOS ANGELES, CA (January 11, 2017) – Today ARRAY announces NAMOUR as the film collective's fifteenth feature film acquisition. NAMOUR made its world premiere at the 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival where Egyptian-American filmmaker Heidi Saman garnered the festival's LA Muse Award. A sparse and stylized homage to Los Angeles, NAMOUR explores the complexities of personal responsibility versus moral convictions. Featuring an international cast, the movie stars Karim Saleh (IRON MAN 2, KINGDOM OF HEAVEN), Waleed Zuaiter (20th CENTURY WOMAN, LONDON HAS FALLEN, OMAR) and new comer, Wedad Abdou. ARRAY has acquired distribution rights in the Unites States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland and New Zealand territories. NAMOUR will debut theatrically and on-demand on March 15. The announcement was made by ARRAY Founder Ava DuVernay. 

ARRAY ANNOUNCES NEW THEATRICAL TRAILER AND FALL RELEASE DATES FOR ROMANTIC THRILLER: REBECCA JOHNSON’S 'HONEYTRAP'

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Los Angeles, CA (September 7, 2016) – The inclusive distribution collective ARRAY is proud to release the exclusive theatrical trailer for the 2015 SXSW and Urbanworld Film Festival Official Selection, HONEYTRAP. Marking the feature directorial debut of UK native Rebecca Johnson, HONEYTRAP will launch with a national screening tour on September 23rd to include New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Chicago, Seattle, Houston, Memphis and Boston in advance of its Netflix debut in the US and Canada on October 3rd. The announcement was made by ARRAY Founder Ava DuVernay.

ARRAY RELEASING ACQUIRES INTENSE UK CRIME DRAMA BASED ON REAL LIFE EVENTS "HONEYTRAP"

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LOS ANGELES, CA (August 4, 2016) – Today ARRAY announces the acquisition of HONEYTRAP, the fourteenth theatrical release for the film collective since its inception. Received with critical-acclaim when it debuted in the UK in 2015, HONEYTRAP is the harrowing rite-of-passage drama inspired by a real-life crime of love, betrayal and murder in 2009. Featuring an international cast, the movie stars Jessica Sula (Skins, ABC Family's Recovery Road) Lucien Laviscount (Fox's Scream Queens), Naomi Ryan (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) and Ntonga Mwanza (LEAVE TO REMAIN). ARRAY has acquired North American distribution rights. The announcement was made by ARRAY Founder Ava DuVernay.

ARRAY RELEASING ACQUIRES LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL 2014 OFFICIAL SELECTION "ECHO PARK" DIRECTED BY AMANDA MARSALIS

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LOS ANGELES, CA (February 3, 2016) – ARRAY today announced the acquisition of ECHO PARK, official selection of the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival and eleventh theatrical release for the film collective. ECHO PARK is a lyrical romantic drama that embraces the physical terrain of Southern California and the emotional landscape of love lost and found. Directed by acclaimed celebrity photographer turned filmmaker Amanda Marsalis (Vogue, GQ) and starring Mamie Gummer (CBS' The Good Wife, CAKE) and Anthony Okungbowa (The Ellen DeGeneres Show, MOTHER OF GEORGE). ARRAY has acquired worldwide distribution rights. The announcement was made by ARRAY Founder Ava DuVernay.

ARRAY PRESENTS THE 5TH ANNUAL ARRAY SOIREE AT SUNDANCE WITH INDIEGOGO

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LOS ANGELES, CA (January 15, 2016) – Array and Indiegogo today announced the beginning of their collaboration to amplify the awareness and support of independent films by content creators of color and women filmmakers around the world.  At this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Array and Indiegogo will convene an intimate gathering of fifty influencers representing both the creative and business sides of the industry, with the goal of discussing the state of varied voices in film, and brainstorming ideas for the future.   

ARRAY RELEASING ACQUIRES NEVER-BEFORE-RELEASED CLASSIC FILM FOR RESTORATION AND THEATRICAL DISTRIBUTION HAILE GERIMA’S “ASHES AND EMBERS”

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LOS ANGELES, CA (December 16, 2015) – Array Releasing today announced the acquisition of the celebrated auteur Haile Gerima's rarely seen cinematic achievement ASHES AND EMBERS, winner of the FIPRESSCI Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival 1983. Scheduled for restoration and distribution in February 2016 through a new initiative known as Array Classics, ASHES AND EMBERS tells the story of an African-American Vietnam vet wrestling with a turbulent past and a chaotic political climate to make a future for himself. 

SARA BLECHER’S “AYANDA” and TAKESHI FUKUNAGA’S “OUT OF MY HAND” TO BE RELEASED AS THEATRICAL DOUBLE FEATURE ON NOVEMBER 13, 2015

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LOS ANGELES, CA (October 19, 2015) – The diverse distribution collective Array Releasing is proud to announce a special double feature theatrical experience for its Fall 2015 releases. Beginning November 13, Array will open Sara Blecher’s AYANDA and Takeshi Fukunaga’s OUT OF MY HAND in Los Angeles and New York City followed by a national tour to include Atlanta, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Seattle, Houston and Boston.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL RELEASING MOVEMENT WILL SUPPORT MORE DIVERSE FILMMAKERS THROUGH RE-LAUNCH AS ARRAY

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Los Angeles, CA (September 8, 2015) - Founded by filmmaker Ava DuVernay in 2010 through a collaboration with key black film festivals and arts organizations, the African-American Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM) will re-launch today as ARRAY, with an expanded focus on filmmakers of color and women filmmakers. The distribution collective of arts organizations and individual advocates will continue to release and champion films by black filmmakers from the African diaspora, as well as Latino, Asian, Native American, Middle Eastern, and women filmmakers.

ARRAY RELEASING ACQUIRES AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY '25 TO LIFE'

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Los Angeles, CA (November 7, 2014) – ARRAY, the multi-platform distribution label of the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM), today announced the acquisition of 25 TO LIFE, a Ford Foundation grant winner. Marking the feature directorial debut of Mike L. Brown, Array will release 25 TO LIFE for a one-week engagement in Los Angeles on November 28, 2014, followed by one-night engagements worldwide beginning on World Aids Day on December 1, 2014. ARRAY has acquired worldwide distribution rights. The announcement was made by AFFRM Founder Ava DuVernay.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL RELEASING MOVEMENT’S MULTI-PLATFORM LABEL ARRAY RELEASING ACQUIRES SLAMDANCE 2014 OFFICIAL SELECTION 'VANISHING PEARLS'

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Los Angeles, CA (March 18, 2014) – ARRAY, the multi-platform distribution label of the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM), today announced the acquisition of Slamdance 2014 Official Documentary Selection, VANISHING PEARLS. Marking the directorial debut of  Louisiana native Nailah Jefferson, VANISHING PEARLS will be released on April 18, 2014 to coincide with the fourth anniversary of BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil disaster.  ARRAY has acquired worldwide distribution rights. The announcement was made by AFFRM Founder Ava DuVernay.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL RELEASING MOVEMENT’S MULTI-PLATFORM LABEL ACQUIRES SLAMDANCE FAVORITE 'BIG WORDS'

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Los Angeles, CA, April 16, 2013 – ARRAY, the multi-platform distribution label of African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM), today announced the acquisition of Slamdance 2013 Official Selection, BIG WORDS, the directorial debut of former Entertainment Weekly reporter Neil Drumming. The film stars Dorian Missick (“Southland”) as the title character, along with Gbenga Akinnagbe (“The Wire”), Zachary Booth (‘Keep The Lights On”), Yaya Alafia (“The Kids Are All Right’) with Darien Sills-Evans  and rapper Jean Grae. ARRAY has acquired all U.S. distribution rights. The announcement was made by AFFRM Founder Ava DuVernay.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL RELEASING MOVEMENT LAUNCHES MULTI-PLATFORM LABEL "ARRAY"

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Los Angeles, CA, January 14, 2013 – African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM) today announced the launch of its new label, ARRAY, dedicated to multi-platform distribution of black independent film.  The label’s first acquisition is the award-winning drama, Better Mus’ Come, the debut feature from writer/director Storm Saulter. ARRAY has acquired all U.S. distribution rights. The announcement was made by AFFRM Founder Ava DuVernay.

THEATRICAL DISTRIBUTION COLLECTIVE DEDICATED TO BLACK INDEPENDENT CINEMA ANNOUNCES THIRD RELEASE 'RESTLESS CITY'

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Los Angeles, CA (March 1, 2012) – The African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement has acquired U.S. theatrical rights to the 2011 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection, RESTLESS CITY.  Directed by Andrew Dosunmu, RESTLESS CITY tells the story of an African immigrant surviving on the fringes of New York City where music is his passion, life is a hustle, and falling in love is his greatest risk. The film will be released in theaters April 27, 2012.

PARTICIPANT MEDIA AND AFFRM ACQUIRE U.S. THEATRICAL RIGHTS TO 2012 SUNDANCE SELECTION 'MIDDLE OF NOWHERE'

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Participant Media and AFFRM (African-American Film  Festival Releasing Movement) have jointly acquired U.S. theatrical rights to MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, an elegant and emotional drama chronicling a woman’s separation from her incarcerated husband and her journey to maintain her marriage and her identity. Written and directed by AFFRM founder Ava DuVernay, the film was produced by DuVernay and Howard Barish with producer Paul Garnes.

THEATRICAL DISTRIBUTION COLLECTIVE DEDICATED TO BLACK INDEPENDENT CINEMA ANNOUNCES SECOND FILM 'KINYARWANDA'

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Los Angeles, CA – AFFRM, the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement, has acquired U.S. theatrical rights to the 2011 Sundance Audience Award winner for World Cinema Drama, KINYARWANDA.  Written and directed by Alrick Brown, KINYARWANDA is the first film conceived within Rwanda and produced by Rwandans regarding the 1994 genocide that saw one million lives lost in 100 days.  KINYARWANDA interweaves six true tales into one epic narrative, confronting the realities of forgiveness in the face of vengeance. The film will be released in theaters November 2011.

“I WILL FOLLOW” DEBUTS TO STRONG INDIE BOX-OFFICE AND EXPANDS TO 22 SCREENS IN 15 CITIES FOR SECOND WEEK

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Los Angeles, CA (March 15, 2011) –The critically-acclaimed drama I WILL FOLLOW hailed by Roger Ebert as “one of the best films I’ve seen about the loss of a loved one,” tallied the third highest reported grosses among the weekend’s ten new independent specialty releases with a $11,428 per screen average.  The film was distributed on five screens in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Seattle by the new African-American film distribution collective, AFFRM, in concert with AMC Independent.  Chronicling a day in the life of a black woman at a personal crossroads, I WILL FOLLOW doubled the reported per-screen average of the sole studio offering with an African-American cast this year to date, “Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son.”