ARRAY @ The Broad: Ashes and Embers Film Screening

Thursday, February 25, 2016 | 8:30 p.m.

$20 - SOLD OUT

Co-presented by ARRAY @ The Broad and REDCAT

631 W 2nd St.
Los Angeles , CA

ARRAY @ The Broad is an ongoing series featuring classic and contemporary films curated with an eye toward the intersection of art, history, and cultural identity. With the cinematic image as the centerpiece, the series engages audiences through post-screening conversations with a spectrum of artists and scholars for an immersive exchange of ideas and insights beyond the screen that enliven many issues addressed by artists in the Broad collection. ARRAY, founded in 2010 by filmmaker Ava DuVernay (SELMA), is an arts collective dedicated to the amplification of films by people of color and women filmmakers.

Guest Curator: Ava DuVernay

Ava DuVernay is the award-winning filmmaker of SELMA, who made history when she became the first black woman director to have a film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. She is also the founder of ARRAY, a community-based distribution collective dedicated to the amplification of films by people of color and women filmmakers. DuVernay was recipient of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Best Director Award, and is a board member of the Sundance Institute and Film Independent.

A disillusioned veteran of the Vietnam War attempts to come to terms with his past and his current place as a black man in America in director Haile Gerima's Ashes and Embers, 1982. Winner of the 1983 FIPRESCI Prize for Forum of New Cinema at the Berlin International Film Festival, this little seen screen gem will serve as entry into candid dialogue about nationalism, liberty, and race relations explored from the artist viewpoint. Engaging the audience in a post-screening conversation is celebrated auteur filmmaker, Haile Gerima, and award winning cinematographer, Bradford Young.

View photos from the last ARRAY @ The Broad  program

On December 10, 2015, actress Tessa Thompson, director Ryan Coogler, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, actor Andre Holland, and songstress Ledisi joined us for the first ARRAY @ The Broad program following a screening of Paris Blues. A new selection of visual artists, actors, and musicians will be present for the next ARRAY @ The Broad program on February 25. More information to be announced.


ARRAY @ The Broad FAQ

What age is this program recommended for?

14 and older

How long is this program?

Over 2.5 hours, depending on the panel discussion

Where can I park for this program?

Parking is available at The Broad in an underground parking garage, entrance on 2nd Street. Parking with validation from The Broad is $12 on weeknights after 5 p.m.m, and all day on weekends. 

Additional parking is also available in the Walt Disney Concert Hall parking garage. Enter from 2nd Street and proceed to level P3 for direct access to REDCAT.

How many tickets can I reserve at a time for this program?


I booked tickets, but now I can't come. Can I get a refund? 

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer refunds at this time.