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Friday
Jan272012

Participant Media and AFFRM Acquire U.S.Theatrical Rights to 2012 Sundance Selection MIDDLE OF NOWHERE

Participant Media and AFFRM (African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement) have jointly acquired U.S. theatrical rights to MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, an elegant and emotional drama chronicling a woman’s separation from her incarcerated husband and her journey to maintain her marriage and her identity. Written and directed by AFFRM founder Ava DuVernay, the film was produced by DuVernay and Howard Barish with producer Paul Garnes.

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Monday
Jul042011

Theatrical Distribution Collective Dedicated to Black Independent Cinema Announces Second Film KINYARWANDA 

Los Angeles, CA – AFFRM, the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement, has acquired U.S. theatrical rights to the 2011 Sundance Audience Award winner for World Cinema Drama, KINYARWANDA. Written and directed by Alrick Brown, KINYARWANDA is the first film conceived within Rwanda and produced by Rwandans regarding the 1994 genocide that saw one million lives lost in 100 days. KINYARWANDA interweaves six true tales into one epic narrative, confronting the realities of forgiveness in the face of vengeance. The film will be released in theaters November 2011.

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Tuesday
Mar222011

“I WILL FOLLOW” EXTENDS ENGAGEMENTS IN TOP CITIES, ADDS NEW SCREENS, ANNOUNCES INTERNATIONAL PREMIERES

Los Angeles, CA (March 22, 2011) – In its third week of release beginning Friday, March 25, 2011, the critically-acclaimed dramatic feature I WILL FOLLOW will extend theatrical engagements on 10 screens in top markets and add several new cities through the African-American film distribution collective, AFFRM.

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