Ava DuVernay's ARRAY To Debut Its Amanda Theater With Launch Of New Annual Film Series
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Ava DuVernay's ARRAY To Debut Its Amanda Theater With Launch Of New Annual Film Series

Ava DuVernay's ARRAY Alliance is launching ARRAY 360, a brand new annual film series. The series will be curated by ARRAY Alliance and will feature women filmmakers and filmmakers of color for six weekends of "cinema, community and conversation." The film series will kick off September 27 and last until November 2 at their all-new Amanda Theater, the new, state-of-the-art screening space on the ARRAY Creative Campus in Los Angeles' Historic Filipinotown.

During the six weeks, there will be two separate film premieres--the LA premiere of The Berlinale 2019 Official Selection Varda by Agnès, filmmaker Agnès Varda's final film, and the LA premiere of Mati Diop's Cannes 2019 award-winning film Atlantique.

Other filmmakers that will be featured during the film series include Euzhan Palcy, Barbara Loden, Suzana Amaral, Kathleen Collins, Shirin Neshat and Garrett Bradley, as well as a screening marathon of John Singleton's body of work. There will also be screenings dedicated to Filipinx film to honor Historic Filipinotown. There will also be a conversation between DuVernay and Michael Mann.

“As a model, ARRAY does steep itself in inclusion models to correct long-held absences. We believe in balance from the beginning. Our ARRAY Creative Campus was built with this belonging in mind from the first day and ARRAY 360 is a reflection of our mantra that everyone has a place in true cinema,” said DuVernay in a statement.

ARRAY Alliance's Director of Programming and ARRAY 360's curator Mercedes Cooper also talked about what people can expect from the series.

“In addition to paying tribute to exquisite filmmakers, some of whose work has gone underappreciated, our ARRAY 360 series strives to connect with audiences that don’t always see themselves reflected on screens," she said. “Our mission is to amplify varied voices and visions, to prioritize them and to center them.”

The complete programming schedule is below. For tickets, visit www.360array.com.

Week 1

Friday, 9/27

Filmmaker Euzhan Palcy presents her seminal classic Sugar Cane Alley (1983) on opening night.

Saturday, 9/28

Nina Collins presents Losing Ground (1982) directed by her mother Kathleen Collins.

Moral (1982) by Marilou Diaz-Araya

Hour of the Star / A Hora de Estrela (1986, Brazil) by Suzana Amaral

Wanda (1970) by Barbara Loden

Week 2

Saturday, 10/5

Filipinx film program featuring directors and community leaders in post-screening talkbacks:

Call Her Ganda (2018) by PJ Raval

Does Your Heart Beat Faster? (1980) by Mike De Leon

Once a Moth (1976) by Lupita Aquino-Kashiwahara

Yellow Rose (2019) by Diane Paragas

Week 3

Saturday, 10/12

Centerpiece screening of Collateral (2004) including a conversation with director Michael Mann moderated by Ava DuVernay.

Week 4

Saturday, 10/19

Filmmakers Garrett Bradley and Sophia Nahli present their short nonfiction work, Alone and A Love Song for Latasha, related to the theme of reclaiming narratives.

The Broad @ ARRAY returns with artists Shirin Neshat and Garrett Bradley in conversation with screenings of their work, Land of Dreams and America, respectively.

Week 5

Saturday, 10/26, Sunday 10/27

“The Cinema of John Singleton”

Films screening: 2 Fast 2 Furious, Baby Boy, Boyz n the Hood, Four Brothers, Higher Learning, Poetic Justice, Rosewood and Shaft.

Week 6

Friday, 11/1

Special guests to discuss the Diop’s generational family filmmaking legacy. Atlantique (2019, LA Premiere) by Mati Diop and Hyenas (1992, LA Premiere of digital restoration) by Djibril Diop Mambéty.

Saturday, 11/2

Filmmaker Rosalie Varda presents tribute screenings of the first and last feature films directed by her mother, auteur Agnès Varda, La Pointe Courte (1956) and Varda par Agnès (2019, LA Premiere).


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