AFFRM Founder Ava Duvernay announced earlier this week that ARRAY, the multi-platform distribution label of African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM), has acquired Slamdance 2013 Official Selection Big Words.
The film is Neil Drumming's directorial debut and stars Dorian Missick (“Southland”) as the lead character along with Gbenga Akinnagbe (“The Wire”), Zachary Booth (‘Keep The Lights On”), Yaya Alafia (“The Kids Are All Right’) with Darien Sills-Evans and rapper Jean Grae...Read Full Story
THE DOOR, is a poetic short film by Ava DuVernay for Miu Miu, is a celebration of the transformative power of friendship.
The symbolic centre of The Door is the front entrance of the protagonist’s home. As she opens it to greet a friend in the powerfully framed opening scenes, she is shrouded in an oblique sadness. “In the film, characters arrive at the door of a friend in need, bringing something of themselves,” explains director DuVernay. “Eventually, we witness our heroine ready to walk...Read Full Story
*In a new short film/fashion project, Gabrielle Union is making getting over a devastating break up a whole lot easier.Miu Miu and the actress are working together to make women feel better and get through the tough times with a wordless 9-minute flick.The opening scene is of Gabrielle appearing disconnected and depressed, attempting to get over a tough break up. Friends and family work to pull her out of the clouds. Eventually there’s a bit of light.“In the film, characters arrive at the...Read Full Story
*It’s a great year for black people in the arts, some would say.Filmmaker Ava DuVernay is yet another great to be celebrated for her wonderful contributions to film.Saturday, she was awarded the John Cassavetes award at the Independent Spirit Awards, for her independent film, “Middle of Nowhere.”Last year she blew audiences and judges away at the Sundance Film Festival, becoming the first African American woman to take home the U.S. Directing Award.Since then, her work has soared to...Read Full Story
I absolutely loved watching the indie film ‘Middle Of Nowhere’ last weekend in Los Angeles and was even more elated with surprise appearances of buzzed about filmmaker Ava DuVernay and one of the film’s stars, the impeccable Lorraine Toussaint. ’Middle’ is one of those films that make you realize how much other garbage is really out there!
I definitely recommend all my readers to go out and support MOW this weekend….see below for the NEW cities the film is playing…In the meantime please...Read Full Story
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