ARRAY @ The Broad: Ashes and Embers Film Screening

Part of the ARRAY @ The Broad series

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

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 served as entry into candid dialogue about nationalism, liberty, and race relations explored from the artist viewpoint. Engaging the audience in a post-screening conversation was 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.




About the ARRAY @ The Broad series

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, is an arts collective dedicated to the amplification of films by people of color and women filmmakers. 

Guest Curator

Nominated for two Academy Awards and four Golden Globes, writer/director Ava DuVernay's Selma was one of 2015's most critically-acclaimed films. Her current directorial work includes her dramatic television series for The Oprah Winfrey Network entitled Queen Sugar; her feature-length documentary on criminality and race relations entitled The 13th; and Disney's A Wrinkle In Time based on the Newberry Award-winning classic fantasy novel. Winner of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival's Best Director prize for her previous feature Middle of Nowhere, DuVernay's early directorial work includes I Will FollowVenus Vs, and This is The Life. She also distributes and amplifies the work of people of color and women directors through her film collective ARRAY, named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Hollywood for 2016.