Starting this month, we will be sharing information on the films released by ArrayNow, the distribution company founded by Ava Duvernay, the Director of Selma.

ArrayNow, is an independent distribution company and “resource collective, comprised of arts advocacy organizations, maverick volunteers and rebel volunteers worldwide.”  Through its network of organizations and individuals, ArrayNow is able to bring independent black films to many communities across the country and the world.

On November 13, the company will release its two latest films, “Ayanda,” directed by Sandra Blecher, and “Out of My Hand,” directed by Takeshi Fukunaga.  In New York, the films will be screened at Imagenation Raw Space and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Let’s take a look at the films:

AYANDA+1AYANDA
Directed by Sandra Blecher
Narrative Feature
South Africa | 2015

After tragedy strikes, a young woman begins a journey of self-discovery as she struggles to save her father’s car repair shop along with her memory of him.  AYANDA is a coming-of-age story from writer/director Sara Blecher that takes us into a vibrant Johannesburg community alive with love and humor, risk and reward, tragedy and triumph. This film held its world premiere screening at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival winning the Special Jury Prize in the World Fiction Competition.

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AYANDA | Theatrical Trailer

Screenings:
Imagenation Raw Space
2031 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, NY 10027
Nov 13-17

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037
Nov 18-20


OOMY_Still2OUT OF MY HAND
Directed by Takeshi Fukunaga
Narrative Feature
Liberia/US | 2015

OUT OF MY HAND takes viewers inside the humble life of Liberian rubber plantation worker Cisco. Severe working conditions, failed unionization and corporate corruption ultimately drive him away from his family and his country to the foreign streets of New York City where his past forces him to confront his sense of isolation and belonging. This film debuted in the Panorama Section of the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival.

Screenings:
Imagenation Raw Space
2031 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, NY 10027
Nov 13-17, 20-21

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037
Nov 18-20