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Wednesday
Jan292014

The Call-In with Tim Story

In this edition of THE CALL-IN, @AFFRM founder Ava DuVernay has a casual conversation with RIDE ALONG director Tim Story about navigating the studio system, collaborating with screenwriters and recharging the creative batteries. Listen here and share!

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Thursday
Jan232014

SIDE PIECE | Authenticity, Biography, and Race: A critique of the 2013 Film Festival Circuit

As a festival curator and scholar, I constantly grapple with the tension of how to talk or write about films that have yet to—or may never—reach broader audiences. The intention of this article is twofold: first, to highlight films that have circulated through domestic film festivals in the first half of 2013 and are relevant to American studies scholars working on questions of race, sexuality, gender, and national identity; and second, to raise a concern with the conditions in which films about race gain visibility, and the limits these conditions pose for the recognition and future development of a more capacious independent film culture.

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Thursday
Dec192013

Rebel-A-Thon! Black Filmmakers Unite for @AFFRM!

Join black filmmakers for a year-end celebration of all things black cinema! Tweet your questions to @AFFRM with #affrmrebels and join the movement at affrmaction.com!

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Thursday
Nov142013

The Call-In with Malcolm D. Lee

In this edition of THE CALL-IN, @AFFRM founder Ava DuVernay has a casual conversation with THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY writer/director Malcolm D. Lee about his writing process, directing a sequel and working against the myth that Black films don’t make money. Listen here and share!

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Tuesday
Nov122013

The Call-In with Storm Saulter

In this edition of THE CALL-IN, @AFFRM founder Ava DuVernay speaks with writer/cinematographer/director Storm Saulter about our Netflix release of BETTER MUS' COME via AFFRM's ARRAY Releasing. From story inspiration to how he shoots his own films, listen here and share!

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