ARRAY 360, a new annual film series curated and funded by Ava DuVernay’s non-profit ARRAY Alliance, is in the midst of bringing together award- winning filmmakers and emerging artists for cinema, community and conversation. Showcased at the all-new Amanda Theater, a recently completed state-of-the-art screening space on the ARRAY Creative Campus in Historic Filipinotown, there are three weekends remaining in the series through November 2, 2019.
The 2019 ARRAY 360 slate features a wide range of women filmmakers including Agnès Varda, Euzhan Palcy, Barbara Loden, Suzana Amaral, Kathleen Collins, Shirin Neshat, Garrett Bradley and Mati Diop, among others. In addition, a weekend of marathon screenings devoted to the complete work of John Singleton showcasing his eight feature films with special guests in attendance, and a look at the work of bold, emerging cinematic voices complete the program.
“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, ARRAY.
“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 screen,” said Mercedes Cooper, Director of Programming and curator of the series. “Our mission is to amplify varied voices and visions, to prioritize them and to center them.”
Closing weekend will feature a duo of multi-generational filmmaking families, marking two Los Angeles premieres. “Visionary Varda” features the first and last film of the late legend Agnès Varda with the LA premiere of Berlinale 2019 Official Selection Varda by Agnès and her debut feature La Pointe Courte, widely considered to be the first film of the French New Wave released in 1955. The films will be presented by Varda’s daughter, filmmaker Rosalie Varda. “Diop Dynasty” showcases the recently remastered African classicHyenas by seminal Senegalese director Djibril Diop Mambéty, along with the Los Angeles debut of his niece Mati Diop’s Cannes 2019 award winning drama Atlantique.
Tickets for individual events are free and open to the public with advance registration at www.360array.com. Seating will be granted on a first come, first serve basis.
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.
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, Shaft.
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.
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 by Agnès (2019, LA Premiere).
ARRAY 360 MARKS OFFICIAL COMPLETION OF AVA DuVERNAY’S ARRAY CREATIVE CAMPUS AND DEBUT OF AMANDA THEATER WITH CURATED PROGRAM CELEBRATING GLOBAL FILM PERSPECTIVES
Founded in 2010 by Ava DuVernay, ARRAY is a film collective dedicated to the amplification of images by people of color and women directors. Now in its ninth year, ARRAY Releasing focuses on grass-roots distribution of feature narrative and documentary work by varied voices. Non-profit ARRAY Alliance expands on the organization’s deep roots in independent film with disruptive social impact and education initiatives. ARRAY Creative Campus serves as an epicenter for production and programming dedicated to marginalized voices. ARRAY Filmworks is the production company responsible for When They See Us, Queen Sugar, The Red Line and 13TH.
For additional information, visit www.ArrayNow.com.