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ARRAY @ THE BROAD PRESENTS: 'DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST'
Nov
16
8:00 PM20:00

ARRAY @ THE BROAD PRESENTS: 'DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST'

Recognized as the first feature film by an African-American women with a wide theatrical release in the United States, Julie Dash's DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST follows a multi-generational family on the Sea Islands off of South Carolina. These former West African slaves, who adopted many of their ancestors’ Yoruba traditions, struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and folklore while contemplating a migration to the mainland, even further from their roots. This cult classic filled with lush imagery and poetic dialogue will serve as entry into candid dialogue about cultural identity on and off screen. A conversation with filmmakers Julie Dash and Ava DuVernay to follow immediately after the screening. 

Details HERE.

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'TEACH US ALL' | COMING TO SCREENS STARTING SEPTEMBER 2017
Sep
25
to Oct 25

'TEACH US ALL' | COMING TO SCREENS STARTING SEPTEMBER 2017

Marking the directorial debut from Sonia Lowman, the timely documentary TEACH US ALL examines the U.S. education system from the historic Little Rock Crisis to present day disparities in access that are culminating to a re-segregation of schools across the nation. On September 25, ARRAY will debut TEACH US ALL on Netflix accompanied by a national tour to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the Little Rock Nine’s momentous school integration. 

Full date + city tour listing HERE.

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'THE HOUSE ON COCO ROAD' | COMING TO SCREENS STARTING JUNE 2017
Jun
6
to Jul 6

'THE HOUSE ON COCO ROAD' | COMING TO SCREENS STARTING JUNE 2017

THE HOUSE ON COCO ROAD is an intimate documentary exploration of heritage and history against the backdrop of a brewing Afro-centric revolution as the U.S. government prepares to invade the island nation of Grenada. 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. The film held its world premiere at the 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival.

THE HOUSE ON COCO ROAD debuts on Netflix starting June 30 via ARRAY. Full date + city tour listing HERE.

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ARRAY @ THE BROAD PRESENTS: 'BLACK GIRL'
Mar
11
8:00 PM20:00

ARRAY @ THE BROAD PRESENTS: 'BLACK GIRL'

Recognized as one of the founding works of African cinema, Ousmane Sembène's BLACK GIRL follows a young Senegalese woman as she journeys to France for work and a life worthy of her. This stirring 1966 classic will serve as entry into candid dialogue about images of black femininity post-colonialism. A conversation with special guests to follow immediately after the screening. 

Details HERE.

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY TWEET-UP FOR 'NAMOUR'
Mar
8
12:00 PM12:00

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY TWEET-UP FOR 'NAMOUR'

Join ARRAY and the women of 'NAMOUR' for a Tweet-up Q&A in celebration of #InternationalWomensDay#BeBoldForChange .

Participants:

Wedad Abdel Aziz Abdou | Namour | @wedad_abdou

Mona Hala | Layla | @monahalaofficia

Nicole Haddad | Tamara | @thenicolehaddad

Jessica Lu | Grace | @hijessicalu

Melina Lizette | Gabi | @theladymeli

Heidi Saman | Writer/Director/Producer | @heidisaman

Kristin Fairweather | Executive Producer | @kfilm8

Dawn Chenette | Director of Photography | @dawn_ec

Sharmila Ray | Production Designer | @saywhatfooson

Peiyi Wong | Costume Designer | @peiyiamelia

Keely Weiss | Production Coordinator | @mynameiskeely

Regine Richards | First Assistant Director | @RegineTR

Grace Zahrah | 2nd Assistant Director | @gaquizi

Taryn Anderson | Still Photographer | @teekthesneak

Leigh Ruslyven | Production Assistant | @LeighRusevlyan

Angela Dalberiste | 1st Assistant Camera | @adalberiste

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REBEl-A-THON 2017: 30 FILMMAKERS UNITE ON TWITTER FOR WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
Mar
1
7:00 AM07:00

REBEl-A-THON 2017: 30 FILMMAKERS UNITE ON TWITTER FOR WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

Join our signature 12-hour Twitter Take-Over on Wednesday, March 1 from 7am PST - 8pm EST (10am EST / 11pm EST). Ok, that is 13 hours we know. This year's Rebel-A-Thon will unite women filmmakers with film lovers online for Women's History Month and raise awareness for our current Rebel membership drive at ArrayNow.com das well as support our upcoming March 15 release of NAMOUR by Egyptian-American filmmaker Heidi Saman. Join the conversation on Twitter via #ArrayToday!

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'NAMOUR' | COMING TO SCREENS STARTING MARCH 2017
Mar
1
to Mar 31

'NAMOUR' | COMING TO SCREENS STARTING MARCH 2017

NAMOUR is a film about why life can feel like it's passing us by. Chronicling the unraveling of Steven Bassem (Kalim Saleh), a valet driver for a trendy Los Angeles restaurant caught between his dead-end job and the demands of his Arab-American immigrant family. 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. 

NAMOUR debuts on Netflix starting March 15 via ARRAY. Full date + city tour listing HERE.

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ARRAY @ THE BROAD PRESENTS: "COOLEY HIGH"
Jan
14
8:00 PM20:00

ARRAY @ THE BROAD PRESENTS: "COOLEY HIGH"

Friendship, first loves, and fatality are navigated by four young men in COOLEY HIGH directed by Michael Schultz and written by Eric Monte. Set in 1960s Chicago, this coming of age story provides a slice of life look at both the light and grit of black teen spirit. The film's 1975 release provided a shift away from blaxploitation cinema common during that time and features breakout performances from Glynn Turman, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Garrett Morris, and Cynthia Davis. The screening of this classic is curated by filmmaker Ava DuVernay (13TH, SELMA) and will serve as the springboard for a dynamic discussion about male identity, black images and the representation of both in cinema as well as in mainstream media. 

A post-screening discussion with Emmy award-winning actor Glynn Turman will be moderated by Oscar winner Common.

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ARRAY @ THE BROAD PRESENTS: "CLAUDINE"
Oct
5
8:00 PM20:00

ARRAY @ THE BROAD PRESENTS: "CLAUDINE"

She is a single mother raising six kids. He is a bachelor intimidated by fatherhood. Each has found their match in the classic film, Claudine. With characters portrayed exquisitely by Diahann Carroll and James Earl Jones, we navigate the welfare system, family structure, and racial tensions brewing on Harlem’s consciousness. Presented in 35MM and curated by filmmaker Ava DuVernay (SELMA), ARRAY @ The Broad’s screening of this 1974 motion picture will serve as the springboard for open exchange about economic and social stigmas and the role in which government plays in personal pursuits. A post screening discussion with special guests to follow immediately. 

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'HONEYTRAP' | COMING TO SCREENS SEPTEMBER 23
Sep
23
to Oct 3

'HONEYTRAP' | COMING TO SCREENS SEPTEMBER 23

Girlhood and gang culture collide in HONEYTRAP as 15-year old Layla (Jessica Sula - Skins, ABC Family's Recovery Road) 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. HONEYTRAP held its world premiere screening at the 2014 BFI London Film Festival and is an official selection of SXSW and Urbanworld Film Festival. 

HONEYTRAP debuts on Netflix starting October 3 via ARRAY. Full date + city tour listing HERE.

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URBANWORLD FILM FESTIVAL 2016 | SEPTEMBER 21-25, 2016
Sep
21
to Sep 25

URBANWORLD FILM FESTIVAL 2016 | SEPTEMBER 21-25, 2016

The nation’s largest competitive multicultural film festival, Urbanworld will take place September 21-25 in New York City.

20TH ANNIVERSARY...
Over the past 19 years, Urbanworld Film Festival has welcomed the biggest and brightest on screen talent, directors and key industry influencers. This engaging and unique 5-day festival includes film screenings (Documentary, Narrative and Shorts), panel discussions (UW Digital), Live screenplay readings and exclusive music performances (UW Music).

MORE INFORMATION AT: Urbanworld.org

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BRONZELENS FILM FESTIVAL 2016 | AUGUST 25-28, 2016
Aug
25
to Aug 28

BRONZELENS FILM FESTIVAL 2016 | AUGUST 25-28, 2016

The BronzeLens Film Festival of Atlanta, Georgia is a non-profit organization, founded in 2009, that is dedicated to bringing national and worldwide attention to Atlanta as a center for film and film production for people of color.

In fact, the mission of the BronzeLens Film Festival of Atlanta, Georgia is two fold: to promote Atlanta as the new film mecca for people of color; and to showcase films and provide networking opportunities that will develop the next generation of filmmakers.

Every fall,  film lovers, actors, and film makers gather in culture-and-heritage-rich Atlanta, Georgia to share a creative platform of education, entertainment and empowerment discussions related to film, as well as television, and the production of both. The BronzeLens Film Festival will feature screenings in multiple venues, as well as informative panels, and enlightening Master Classes led by top names in film, direction, and production.

MORE INFORMATION AT: BRONZELENS.COM

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ARRAY @ THE BROAD PRESENTS: 'NOTHING BUT A MAN' | APRIL 23 @ 7:30PM
Apr
23
7:30 PM19:30

ARRAY @ THE BROAD PRESENTS: 'NOTHING BUT A MAN' | APRIL 23 @ 7:30PM

Set against the stirrings of the civil rights movement and a rising wave of burgeoning black pride, NOTHING BUT A MAN, tells the story of a railroad section hand, who is forced to confront racial prejudice and self-denial when he falls in love with an educated preacher’s daughter. Presented in a recently restored 35mm print by the Library of Congress and Cinema Conservancy, ARRAY Releasing's screening of this 1964 work of art will serve as the springboard for open exchange about economic and social equality as well as the pursuit of selfhood in spite of both. A post-screening discussion will follow.

The 3rd film in our bi-monthly film + dialogue series in partnership with The Broad and REDCAT curated by ARRAY founder + filmmaker Ava DuVernay. Ticket are available HERE.

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'ECHO PARK' | IN THEATERS + VIA NETFLIX STARTING APRIL 15
Apr
15
to Jun 1

'ECHO PARK' | IN THEATERS + VIA NETFLIX STARTING APRIL 15

Amanda Marsalis’ ECHO PARK in theaters starting April 15! Join us in NY, LA + beyond! City listings and dates HERE.

ECHO PARK is directed by acclaimed celebrity photographer turned filmmaker Amanda Marsalis (Vogue, GQ) and written by Catalina Aguilar Mastretta. Starring Mamie Gummer (CBS' The Good Wife, CAKE) and Anthony Okungbowa (The Ellen DeGeneres Show, MOTHER OF GEORGE), ECHO PARK takes viewers inside a diverse East Los Angeles neighborhood where residents contend with life and love while being challenged to define themselves in spite of their zip code. Sophie (Gummer) flees from her life of status and security, developing an unexpected romance with Alex (Okungbowa) who is also in search of a new start.

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SCHOMBURG CENTER PRESENTS: 'ASHES AND EMBERS' | MARCH 9-11, 2016 @ 7PM
Mar
9
to Mar 11

SCHOMBURG CENTER PRESENTS: 'ASHES AND EMBERS' | MARCH 9-11, 2016 @ 7PM

A disillusioned veteran of the Vietnam War attempts to come to terms with his past and his current place as a black man in America in director Haile Gerima's ASHES AND EMBERS. Winner of the 1983 FIPRESCI Prize for Forum of New Cinema at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Filmmaker Haile Gerima will participate in a Q&A following the March 9 screening.

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture located in Harlem, New York, is a research unit of The New York Public Library system. The Center consists of three connected buildings: The Schomburg Building, the Langston Hughes Building, and the Landmark Building. It is recognized as one of the leading institutions focusing exclusively on African-American, African Diaspora, and African experiences.

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#ARRAYMATINEE PRESENTS: 'ASHES AND EMBERS'
Mar
5
12:00 PM12:00

#ARRAYMATINEE PRESENTS: 'ASHES AND EMBERS'

Meet us on Netflix for a Tweet-up of Haile Gerima's ASHES AND EMBERS. Log-in to Netflix and join the conversation on Twitter via @ArrayNow ‪#‎ArrayMatinee‬!

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ARRAY @ THE BROAD PRESENTS: 'ASHES AND EMBERS' | FEB. 25 @ 8:30PM
Feb
25
8:30 PM20:30

ARRAY @ THE BROAD PRESENTS: 'ASHES AND EMBERS' | FEB. 25 @ 8:30PM

A disillusioned veteran of the Vietnam War attempts to come to terms with his past and his current place as a black man in America in director Haile Gerima's Ashes and Embers. Winner of the 1983 FIPRESCI Prize for Forum of New Cinema at the Berlin International Film Festival, this little seen screen gem will serve as entry into candid dialogue about nationalism, liberty and race relations explored from the artist viewpoint. Engaging the audience in this conversation is a high-profile quorum of actors, musicians and scholars selected by the filmmaker and ARRAY founder Ava DuVernay for this second gathering in this ongoing film series. 

ARRAY @ The Broad is a bi-monthly screening series featuring classic and contemporary films curated to explore the intersection of art, history and cultural identity. With cinematic images as the centerpiece, this series will also engage audiences through robust post-screening conversations with a wide spectrum of artists and scholars. These immersive discussions, propelled by heightened social media and audience engagement, will offer an integrated exchange of ideas and insights beyond the screen that enliven many issues addressed by artists in the Broad collection.


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ARRAY SOIREE WITH INDIEGOGO @ SUNDANCE 2016
Jan
24
12:00 PM12:00

ARRAY SOIREE WITH INDIEGOGO @ SUNDANCE 2016

We're excited to stand with Indiegogo + 50 influencers representing both the creative and business sides of the industry at Sundance 2016 to discuss the state of varied voices in film!

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ARRAY @ THE BROAD PRESENTS: 'PARIS BLUES' | 12.10 @ 8:30PM
Dec
10
8:30 PM20:30

ARRAY @ THE BROAD PRESENTS: 'PARIS BLUES' | 12.10 @ 8:30PM

In a potent collision of race, romance and jazz, PARIS BLUES chronicles the passionate relationship of two couples embarking on intellectual and artistic adventures in turbulent times. Starring Sidney Poitier, Paul Newman, Diahann Carroll and Joanne Woodward and presented in exquisite 35mm, the screening of this 1961 gem will serve as the springboard for a dynamic discussion about identity, creativity and expatriatism.

Hosted by filmmaker + ARRAY founder Ava DuVernay with a surprise panel of actors, musicians and cultural commentators hand-picked from her Rolodex!

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AYANDA | IN THEATERS STARTING NOVEMBER 13
Nov
13
to Dec 5

AYANDA | IN THEATERS STARTING NOVEMBER 13

After tragedy strikes, a young woman begins a journey of self-discovery as she struggles to save her father’s car repair shop along with her memory of him.  AYANDA is a coming-of-age story from writer/director Sara Blecher that takes us into a vibrant Johannesburg community alive with love and humor, risk and reward, tragedy and triumph. This film held its world premiere screening at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival winning the Special Jury Prize in the World Fiction Competition.

Opening in NY + LA theaters on November 13 via ARRAY. Full date + city listing HERE.

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OUT OF MY HAND | IN THEATERS STARTING NOVEMBER 13
Nov
13
to Dec 12

OUT OF MY HAND | IN THEATERS STARTING NOVEMBER 13

Directed by Takeshi Fukunaga, OUT OF MY HAND takes viewers inside the humble life of Liberian rubber plantation worker Cisco. Severe working conditions, failed unionization and corporate corruption ultimately drive him away from his family and his country to the foreign streets of New York City where his past forces him to confront his sense of isolation and belonging. This film debuted in the Panorama Section of the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival.

In NY + LA theaters on November 13 via ARRAY. Full date + city listing HERE.

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BETTER MUS' COME | SCREENING @ BAM ROSE CINEMAS
Sep
30
7:30 PM19:30

BETTER MUS' COME | SCREENING @ BAM ROSE CINEMAS


In late 1970s Kingston, Jamaica, the two major political parties enlist the support of gangs to enforce their policies and advance their agendas. Community leader Ricky (Shepherd) leads one such wayward gang, whose members must regularly scavenge and steal to survive. He meets Kamala (Grey, Restless City) amid the chaos and they instantly connect despite the dangers of belonging to opposing gangs. A stirring cameo by Roger Guenveur Smith (Malcolm X, Do the Right Thing) as the Prime Minister provides the focus for this fictionalized dramatization of events surrounding the 1978 Green Bay Massacre.

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REBEL-A-THON 2015!
May
26
7:00 AM07:00

REBEL-A-THON 2015!

Join our unprecedented, 12-hour Twitter takeover! Over 40 black feature filmmakers will unite to raise awareness for our mission to amplify varied voices and visions in cinema in support of our current membership drive at www.ArrayAction.com. Join the conversation on Twitter via #ARRAY!

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