If you haven’t already joined ARRAY, this is your opportunity to do so now! The annual ARRAY drive started yesterday and will run through July 17th.
“If you love cinema and believe in the power of collective action, then help us change the face of cinema. Join a community of film artists + film advocates who want more varied voices + images in cinema. Rebel with us! Join the movement with ARRAY at www.ArrayNow.com.”
This phenomenal organization certainly does not need an introduction on this platform; however, just in case, ARRAY is an independent film distribution collective focused on releasing films by minorities and women founded by Ava DuVernay. In February, they earned a coveted spot on Fast Company’s “Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Hollywood” list, and has consistently generated headlines around the world for being a leader in the relentless push to change systemic problems pertaining to race, gender, and inclusion within the Hollywood distribution landscape. Earlier this month, ARRAY received the annual Spirit of Independence Award at the LA Film Festival, an award that honors those who advance the cause of independent film and champion creative freedom.
Filmmaker, Ava DuVernay launched ARRAY in 2010 under the name African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM). In 2015 the company re-branded itself as ARRAY and expanded its focus to release and champion films by black filmmakers from the African diaspora, as well as women and other filmmakers of color. Since its inception in 2010, DuVernay and her team at ARRAY have committed themselves wholeheartedly to finding ways to expose films by people of color and women to audiences across the country.
ARRAY has released a total of 13 films in only 5 years: ‘I Will Follow’ (2011), ‘Kinyarwanda’ (2011), ‘Restless City’ (2012),‘Middle of Nowhere‘ (2012), ‘Better Mus’ Come‘ (2013), ‘Big Words‘ (2013), ‘Vanishing Pearls‘ (2014), ‘Mississippi Damned‘ (2015 via Netflix), ’25 Years to Life’ (2014), ‘Ayanda’(2015), ‘Out of My Hand‘ (2015), ‘Ashes and Embers’ (2016), ‘Echo Park‘ (2016).
This is your opportunity to join a meaningful organization that is leading the way towards change in the film community. Click HERE to join a community of film artists and film advocates who want to hear different voices in cinema!