ARRAY Acquires 'Jewel Catch One' — Doc On Oldest Black-Owned Disco Club Which Provided Safe Space For LGBTQ Community

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March 6th 2018

The Ava DuVernay-founded ARRAY has set is eighteenth film acquisition.

The second feature from C. Fitz, the documentary explores the legacy of America’s oldest Black-owned disco club as well as the life of businesswoman and activist, Jewel Thais-Williams, who provided safe spaces for LGBTQ, Black and AIDS-impacted communities in Los Angeles for four decades.

ARRAY has acquired worldwide distribution rights and will debut the film on May 1 with a national screening tour and simultaneous release on Netflix.

The film features interviews with Sharon Stone, Thelma Houston, Evelyn "Champagne" King, Madonna, Sandra Bernhard, Thea Austin, Jenifer Lewis, Representative Maxine Waters and Bonnie Pointer. CCH Pounder narrates.

“Through her film, documentarian C. Fitz shows how one woman created an inclusive venue and sense of belonging in a major U.S. city. We’re excited to add this meaningful work to ARRAY’s catalog and we look forward to building conversations with audiences worldwide about the story’s themes of activism and representation," said ARRAY’s Vice President Tilane Jones.

by Shadow and Act on March 6th 2018
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