ARRAY Kicks Off Women’s History Month with a 12-Hour Twitter Takeover Featuring 25+ Filmmakers



Kicking off Women’s History Month, ARRAY today announced the launch of its third membership drive, also known as Rebel-A-Thon – a Twitter take-over that celebrates underrepresented filmmakers while raising awareness for the independent film distribution collective founded by celebrated filmmaker Ava DuVernay.

This year’s campaign will unite women filmmakers – over 25 directors across five countries – for 12 hours of interaction on the social media platform, using the #ArrayToday hashtag, in support of ARRAY’s mission to amplify the voices of women and people of color filmmakers.

The Twitter gathering will also spotlight ARRAY’s most recent acquisition, Egyptian-American filmmaker Heidi Saman’s “Namour.”

“We offer this year’s Rebel-A-Thon as an opportunity to highlight the important contributions made by women filmmakers,” said ARRAY’s Executive Director Tilane Jones. “On March 1 we will stand together for inclusiveness in the industry.”

The digital event will be hosted by ARRAY founder and Oscar-nominated director, Ava DuVernay, and includes some of film’s most prolific storytellers:

— Amanda Marsalis (“Echo Park”)

— Amma Asante (“A United Kingdom”)

— Anna Rose Holmer (“The Fits”)

— Ava DuVernay (“Selma”)

— Aurora Guerrero (“Mosquita Y Mari”)

— Ayoka Chenzira (“Alma’s Rainbow”)

— Christine Swanson (“All About Us”)

— DeMane Davis (“Lift”)

— Hanelle M. Culpepper (“Within”)

— Heidi Saman (“Namour”)

— Jennifer Brea (“Unrest”)

— Julie Dash (“Daughters of the Dust”)

— Kasi Lemmons (“Eve’s Bayou”)

— Kat Candler (“Hellion”)

— Leila Djansi (“Like Cotton Twines”)

— Lucy Walker (“Devil’s Playground”)

— Marta Cunningham (“Valentine Road”)

— Millicent Shelton (“Ride”)

— Mira Nair (“Queen of Katwe”)

— Robin Swicord (“Wakefield”)

— Sara Blecher (“Ayanda”)

— Shola Lynch (“Free Angela and All Political Prisoners”)

— Stella Meghie (Everything, Everything)

— Tanya Hamilton (“Night Catches Us”)

— Tina Gordon Chism (“Peeples”)

— Tina Mabry (“Mississippi Damned”)

— Victoria Mahoney (“Yelling to the Sky”)

Since 2010, Array Releasing has distributed 15 feature films by underrepresented filmmakers in theaters and on digital platforms. Commencing March 1, the two-week membership drive is a call to action that helps to sustain those efforts, culminating with the March 15 Netflix debut of “Namour.”

The announcement was made by ARRAY Founder, Ava DuVernay.

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