Ava DuVernay’s film distribution collective ARRAY has officially released the theatrical trailer for The House on Coco Road. Marking the second documentary feature from filmmaker Damani Baker (Still Bill), The House on Coco Road will launch a national screening tour on June 6th including New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Atlanta, Chicago, Seattle, Houston, and Portland in advance of its June 30th Netflix debut in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. The entire tour schedule is listed below.
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 unrestwith a film score composed by music luminary Meshell Ndegeocello.
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.
The House on Coco Road will be the 16th release for ARRAY. The organization has already released a total of 14 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), ‘Honey‘ (2016), Namour (2017).