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USA TODAY | Black-themed film proves word of mouth's power

NEW YORK TIMES | Building an Alliance to Aid Films by Blacks

NEW YORK TIMES | Ava DuVernay: Creating A New Distribution Channel for Films

NPR | Ava DuVernay Talks About Distribution Collective @AFFRM

New York Times | Led by Ava DuVernay, Black Filmmakers Take to Twitter for Day of Insight and Advice

The Guardian | Ava DuVernay's Rebel-A-Thon offers symposium for black film-makers

NBC News | Essay: How Rebels and Revolutionaries are Flipping the Hollywood Game

Huffington Post | Black Filmmakers take Over Twitter To Raise Awareness Around Diversity in Cinema

Film School Rejects | A Sample of the Knowledge Dropped When Filmmakers Took Over Twitter

Indiewire | Ava DuVernay Wants You to be a Rebel and Join the Movement for Diverse Film

Backstage | Ava DuVernay's Epic Twitter Takeover

Tribeca Film | Black Filmmakers Unite on Twitter for Inspirational "Rebel-A-Thon"

BET.com | Black Filmmakers Take Over Twitter for Rebel-A-Thon

Ebony.com | Black Filmmakers Launch Twitter Takeover with #ARRAY

Essence.com | Ava DuVernay Hosts Twitter Takeover to Inspire Aspiring Black Filmmakers

Flavorwire | The Black Filmmakers You Should Follow From Ava DuVernay's #ARRAY Twitter Campaign Championing Diversity

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25 TO LIFE

MSNBC | 25 TO LIFE's William Brawner Discusses Living with HIV in America

Los Angeles Times | Film Review: '25 To Life'      

Blacktree TV | '25 To Life' #BlackOut with William Brawner           

Electronic Urban Report | AFFRM's Ava DuVernay Joins Boycott Black Friday Movement with Free Film Screenings

Essence | 25 TO LIFE Sneak Peek

Shadow & Act | '25 To Life' Tells The Cost of Keeping HIV -A Secret for Nearly Three Decades        

Shadow & Act | 25 TO LIFE's William Brawner on Life and Living with HIV/AIDS   

The Root | 25 TO LIFE's William Brawner on Keeping His HIV+ Status

The Source | Film Review: '25 To Life' directed by Mike L. Brown

Bold As Love | See It: '25 To Life'on Wold AIDS Day   

BlackFilm | AFFRM to release Mike Brown's HIV documentary 25 TO LIFE on World AIDS Day     

EURWeb | Ava DuVernay's AFFRM to Distribute the Riveting HIV Documentary '25 To Life'

The Source | AFFRM hosts First New York Screening of Ava DuVernay's 'Selma'

Shadow & Act | Up Next for AFFRM's Multi-Platform Distribution Label - Mike L. Brown's Documentary '25 To Life'

 

VANISHING PEARLS

MSNBC | VANISHING PEARLS: Putting a face on environmental disasters

ARISE TV | Watch Director Nailah Jefferson of VANISHING PEARLS on ARISE 360

Huffington Post Live | BP Oil Spill Destroyed This Black Community

KPCC | 'Vanishing Pearls' doc shows the lasting effects of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Ebony | 'Vanishing Pearls' Tackles the BP Oil Spill

JET | "Vanishing Pearls" Highlights Black Oystermen

Village Voice | Critic's Pick: A Must-See Documentary, Vanishing Pearls Explores the Costs of the BP Oil Spill 

New York Times | 'Vanishing Pearls' Looks at the Deepwater Horizon Spill

Los Angeles Times | 'Vanishing Pearls' shows fallout after Gulf disasters

Paste | Review: 'Vanishing Pearls'

ESSENCE | Nailah Jefferson: VANISHING PEARLS & Sharing Our Stories on Screen

Women & Hollywood | Nailah Jefferson: Getting to the Finish Line

Colorlines | New Orleans Filmmaker Spotlights Black Oystermen of Louisiana

Grist | How BP turned a whole community into an endangered species

Shadow & Act | Review: Nailah Jefferson's Doc 'Vanishing Pearls' Chronicles Tragic Impact of Environmental Disaster

Shadow & Act | Nailah Jefferson Talks Challenges of Directing Debut 'Vanishing Pearls' & 2010's Oil Spill Aftermath in Black Fishing Community

WCLK | Nailah Jefferson sat in for a conversation about VANISHING PEARLS and the ongoing tragedy of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill

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BIG WORDS

The URBAN DAILY | Hip-Hop Romance 'Big Words' Now Available On Netflix

EURWEB | AFFRM + Array Releasing Announces the Netflix Debut of Neil Drumming's dramatic comedy, 'Big Words'

SHADOW & ACT | AFFRM + Array Releasing Debut Netflix Streaming Release of Neil Drumming's 'Big Words' Today

BBC | 'Big Words' Director Neil Drumming: In His Own Words

LOS ANGELES SENTINEL | 'Big Words' and African American Indie Films at CAAM

YOUNG VOICES | African American Film Network Debuts in UK with Big Words

VARIETY | Film Review: 'Big Words' 

LOS ANGELES TIMES | Movie Review: 'Big Words' says much about not making it in show biz

CNN | 'Big Words' and new era of African American cinema emerges

THE URBAN DAILY | The Journey of Self-Growth Gets Examined in 'Big Words'

SHADOW & ACT | AFFRM Continues 'Big Words' Tour with New International and Domestic Playdates

ROLLING OUT | 'Big Words" Actor Gbenga Akinnagbe Finds Comfort In The Uncomfortable

NEW YORK TIMES | NYT Critics' Pick: Old Friends Confront Dreams Deferred

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER | 'Big Words' Film Review

BBC | @AFFRM & 'Big Words' part of "A Renaissance of Black Cinema?"

INDIEWIRE | In a Big Year for African American Movies, 'Big Words' Is the Underdog You Should See

SHADOW & ACT | 'Big Words' Director Neil Drumming Talks Hip-Hop, Career and Influences

EW | Watch the trailer for 'Big Words' -- EXCLUSIVE

SHADOW & ACT | First Release Trailer for Neil Drumming's Hip-Hop Dramedy 'Big Words'

LOS ANGELES TIMES | ARRAY Acquires Slamdance film 'Big Words'

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY | Neil Drumming's 'Big Words' finds distribution label

INDIEWIRE | AFFRM's ARRAY Adds 'Big Words' To Their Growing Acquisition List

BLACKFILM.COM | AFFRM label ARRAY Acquires Neil Drumming's Big Words

SHADOW & ACT | AFFRM's ARRAY Takes Neil Drumming's Nostalgic 'Big Words' - Its 6th Acquisition

 

BETTER MUS' COME

JAMAICA GLEANER | @AFFRM's 'Better Mus' Come' Debuts on Netflix

ATLANTA BLACK STAR | BETTER MUS' COME Listed 1 or 9 Top Jamaican Films Of All Time

LOS ANGELES TIMES |  'Better Mus Come' ties Cold War to Jamaica gang war

SHADOW & ACT | Storm Saulter Talks About Filmmaking and Passionate Journey of 'Better Mus' Come' 

IONCINEMA | From the Wicked, Carry Us Away: Saulter's Debut an Energetic Cold War Period Piece 

HUFFINGTON POST | Craig Carpenter Reviews "Better Mus' Come' 

FILM INDEPENDENT | Tell It on the Mountain: Storm Saulter on 'Better Mus' Come'

PRI'S THE WORLD | 'Better Mus' Come' Heralds a New Moment in Jamaican Filmmaking


MIDDLE OF NOWHERE

NEW YORK TIMES | Ava DuVernay: She's a Graduate of an Unusual Film School

LOS ANGLES TIMES | Roundtable: Julie Delpy, Ava DuVernay and Leslye Headland on directing

LOS ANGELES TIMES | On Location: 'Middle of Nowhere' finds love in South-Central L.A.

THOMPSON ON HOLLYWOOD | LAFF: 'Middle of Nowhere' Gets Two Standing Ovations; DuVernay & Cast Talk Black Films Reaching Audiences In A Meaningful Way

NEW YORK TIMES | He’s Just a ‘Custodian of the Moment’: Bradford Young, Cinematographer for ‘Middle of Nowhere

NEW YORK TIMES | "Amazing Child, Typical Grown-Ups" by Manohla Dargis

LOS ANGELES TIMES | On Location: 'Middle of Nowhere' finds love in South-Central L.A.

LOS ANGELES TIMES | Meaty Roles for Black Actors in MIDDLE OF NOWHERE

DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD| Sundance Lucky 13

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER | Review by John DeFore

WALL STREET JOURNAL | "What Sundance is Really Like" by Ava DuVernay

HUFFINGTON POST | Sundance 2012: Ava DuVernay Becomes First Black Woman to Win Best Director Prize

EBONY | Director Makes Sundance History

ESSENCE | Ava DuVernay Wins Directing Award at Sundance Film Festival

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER | “Participant Media and AFFRM Acquire U.S. Theatrical Rights to 2012 Sundance Selection MIDDLE OF NOWHERE”, by Borys Kit

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RESTLESS CITY

SHADOW AND ACT | Exclusive First Teaser Trailer Look At "Restless City" (AFFRM Pickup #3) + Release Schedule 

INDIEWIRE | A Conversation with Cinematographer Extraordinaire Bradford Young in Philly

KCRW | Restless City on "Pssst, Wanna see movie this weekend?"

THE VILLAGE VOICE | Film Review: Restless City

AWARDS CIRCUIT | Film Review: Restless City

HUFFINGTON POST | 'Restless City' & Demanding Truth and Beauty from our artists

DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD | Special Box Office: 'Restless City'

BET.COM | DJ Tony Okungbowa of 'Restless City': "Acting Is My First love"

 

KINYARWANDA

CHICAGO SUN TIMES | Roger Ebert

LOS ANGELES TIMES | Gary Goldstein

LA WEEKLY | Ernest Hardy

NEW YORK TIMES | David DeWitt

SEATTLE TIMES | Moira MacDonald

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER | Steven Rea

PHILADELPHIA WEEKLY | Matt Prigge

VILLAGE VOICE | Ernest Hardy

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I WILL FOLLOW

Film Slate | Salli Richardson-Whitfield Interview: 'I Will Follow' out on DVD

Film Slate | Following Strong Debut ‘I Will Follow’ will Expand to 22 Screens in 15 Cities

CNN | New indie film receives rave reviews

PBS.org | Blair Underwood Discusses New Film 'I WILL FOLLOW'

BET | Weekly With Ed Gordon: Salli Richardson-Whitfield and Black Women's Unreal Reality on TV

Washington Watch | Roland Martin Talks With Salli Richardson And Ava DuVernay About New Film I Will Follow

Los Angeles Times | For Ava DuVernay, making 'I Will Follow' is personal

Ebert Presents | Roger's Office: I Will Follow

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