Female independent filmmakers and most directors across the globe can now reach new levels of audiences – literally.
Ava DuVernay’s distribution tool Array Releasing has partnered with JetBlue to deliver a Pop up the onboard channel, which will sift through a dozen Array features.
“Over the years, I’ve experienced transformative moments watching movies in-flight. The intimacy of being in the air has always captivated me as the story unfolded,” DuVernay said in a statement. said the statement. “We launched Array Releasing at 2011 as a way to connect audiences with independent films made by underrepresented filmmakers. We hope JetBlue Air travelers will be able to sit back and enjoy the magic of these films, exploring new horizons and new sounds in the majesty of the sky.”
On sale starting today Thursday, each film will be preceded by Short video by DuVernay takes viewers on a tour of Array’s historic Filipino town community in Los Angeles and various departments of the arts and social impact collective.
We are honored to be partnering with Ava DuVernay’s Array Releasing to introduce a new category of diverse independent feature films,” said Mariya Stoyanova, director of product development at JetBlue, in a statement. “We are excited to continue Use our inflight entertainment library as a discovery platform to share and showcase the vital voices and stories of these cinematic titles. “
Array Releasing partnership, since inception of 2011 has acquired and issued more than 12 independent game). “We are excited to bring Array Releasing to the skies for the first time,” Array President Tylan Jones said in a statement. “With the support of the JetBlue team, they share Our commitment to showcasing inclusive stories, we are proud to present the critically acclaimed, award-winning Array film with millions of passengers in flight Find. “
The dozen or so Array movies JetBlue offers are:
Middle of Nowhere: DuVernay won Best Director at Sundance at This chronicle follows a woman separated from her imprisoned husband and her journey to maintain her marriage and identity amid crisis and chaos.
I Will Follow: DuVernay’s directorial debut follows a woman at a crossroads and the People.
Merata : Documentary filmmaker Hepi Mita examines the life and work of his mother, filmmaker and activist Merata Mita, seeking answers about her career and experiences intertwined with family life, filmmaking
Kojo’s Funeral : Samuel “Blitz” Bazaoul directed this film about two people Brother through the eyes of a girl genius, the story takes viewers into Ghana and the world between life and death.
Roll With Me : Lisa Frank’s chronicle of junkie and paraplegic Gabriel Cordell’s quest to be the first to launch an unmodified wheelchair in the US
Vaya: The title is taken from a phrase in Slang outh African townships means “to go,” and director Akin Omotoso’s film weaves together three stories about the lost innocence of three young South Africans far from their rural homes on a train bound for Johannesburg.
Namour: In this film from Heidi Saman, a fashionable Los Angeles family Restaurant valet driver caught between his dead – demands of an end job and his Arab-American immigrant family.
Ashes and Embers : Acclaimed filmmaker Haile Grima rima) follows a disillusioned Vietnam Veteran as he tries to come to terms with his past and his present status as a black American.
Ayanda: In the wake of tragedy, a young woman embarks on a journey of self-discovery, her Trying to save her father’s auto repair shop, and her memory of him, in this film from director Sara Blecher.
Out of My Hand : Takeshi Fukunaga directs this story of a Liberian rubber plantation worker who, amidst harsh working conditions, failed unions and Following corporate corruption, he leaves his family for the foreign streets of New York City, where he is forced to confront his sense of isolation and belonging.
The Lost Pearl : Nailah Jefferson’s documentary about a close-knit Gulf Coast fishing village personal and professional devastation, as generations of black fisherman committed to a community fighting for justice, responsibility, and their way of life. : Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers (who also wrote and directed with Katharine Hepburn) plays one of two Indigenous women with very different lives who briefly come together amid desperate circumstances.