Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Impassioned Tweets of Ava DuVernay

Left poster for Restless City right Ava DuVernay
On the Opening Weekend of AFFRM’s latest release Restless City (April 27-29, 2012), founder of AFFRM, Producer/Director Ava DuVernay, took to Twitter with an ardent bunch of tweets I had to save and share.

In case you didn’t know, and you should, AFFRM (The African American Film Festival Releasing Movement) is a theatrical distribution entity powered by the nation’s finest black film festival organizations. The collective has theatrically released quality independent African-American films through simultaneous limited engagements in select cities.

These are sentiments shared by those of us who are not only interested, but dedicated to affecting change. I quoted the below on the ‘Nother Brother Entertainment blog in my post Diversity in Hollywood 2011 and Beyond 
"It seems like an annual occurrence now – mainstream media articles are written lamenting/criticizing/analyzing the film industry’s “diversity problem.” We all share them, discuss them, etc, but, ultimately, little, if anything, actually changes… until the next year, when the cycle only repeats itself and another batch of “Hollywood Whiteout”-style pieces are written, shared, discussed, and so on." February 24th, 2011 "It’s Time To Put Up Or Shut Up! (About That “Hollywood Whiteout” Problem)" Tambay A. Obenson, Shadow & Act 
I said more at the NBE blog, but that pretty much sums it up. I tweeted my own flurry of replies to Ava DuVernay and summed it up with the one below.

Related Links 
Read more about Restless City @ AFFRM http://www.affrm.com/restless-city/ 

At the ‘Nother Brother Entertainment blog 
Read the extensive coverage I posted about AFFRM and Ava DuVernay @ http://bit.ly/NBE_AFFRM

Read Diversity in Hollywood 2011 and Beyond here

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