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.
HONEYTRAP is the harrowing rite-of-passage drama inspired by a 2009 real-life crime of love, betrayal and murder. 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).
Girlhood and gang culture collide in HONEYTRAP as 15-year old Layla (Sula) contends with bullying at a new school by transforming herself inside and out. The teen's compulsive journey for love and acceptance soon becomes fatal in this cautionary tale based on headline news adapted by writer/director Rebecca Johnson.
NATIONAL TOUR ENGAGEMENTS:
09/23-09/25 New York Imagenation Cinema Foundation
09/23 New York Urbanworld Special Presentation
09/24 Washington, DC Anacostia Arts Center presented by Parallel Film Collective
09/28-10/01 Nashville Belcourt Theater
09/29 Seattle, WA Ark Lodge Cinema
10/01 Boston, MA Reel Life Experience at Paramount Theater
10/02 Chicago, IL Black Cinema House at Stony Island Arts Bank
10/06 Houston, TX Houston Museum of African American Culture
10/14 Philadelphia, PA African American Museum presented by Reelblack
Array Releasing (www.ArrayNow.com) is an LA-based film collective dedicated to the amplification of images by people of color and women. Founded as AFFRM in 2010 by filmmaker Ava DuVernay, ARRAY’s partner organizations include: Urbanworld (NYC), Imagenation (NYC), Reelblack (Philadelphia), BronzeLens Film Festival (Atlanta) and DVA (Los Angeles). The collective’s film releases to date include: 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival Official Selection ECHO PARK; 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival winners OUT OF MY HAND and AYANDA; 1983 Berlinale FIPRESCI Prize winner ASHES AND EMBERS; 2012 Sundance Best Director Award Winner MIDDLE OF NOWHERE; 2011 Sundance World Cinema Audience Award Winner KINYARWANDA; 2011 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection RESTLESS CITY; Official Slamdance Selections VANISHING PEARLS and BIG WORDS, Jamaican gem BETTER MUS’ COME and 2011 Image Award winner I WILL FOLLOW.