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ARRAY, also known as ARRAY Now, is an independent distribution company launched by film maker and former publicist
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in 2010 under the name African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM). In 2015 the company rebranded itself as ARRAY.


History

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launched the company in 2010 after her debut feature film ''
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'' failed to acquire distribution. In May 2015
DuVernay
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held a 12-hour Rebel-a-thon on Twitter to raise funds for the company. For 12 hours black directors like
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,
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and more answered questions from the general public in order to raise awareness for ARRAY and encourage people to donate funds. Actors
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were among those who made substantial donations to the company. In 2016 ARRAY inked a deal partnering with
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to distribute their films online. Since 2016 all ARRAY films have appeared exclusively on
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. In 2019 the company created the Amanda cinema, named after founder
Ava DuVernay Ava Marie DuVernay (; born August 24, 1972) is an American filmmaker. She won the directing award in the U.S. dramatic competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for her second feature film '' Middle of Nowhere'', becoming the first black wo ...

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's aunt, that was exclusively dedicated to showing films by people of color.


Films distributed


References


External links

* {{official website, http://www.arraynow.com/home Film distributors of the United States
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