array by Conrad Hoyt April 29, 2020
Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY film collective is hosting a massive tweet-a-thon on Thursday, April 30, with more than 50 filmmakers.
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I asked some of my fave film directors on @Twitter to hang with me and talk movies all day. They said yes. What?! If you love films, Thursday is for you. @ARRAYNow presents a day-long creative convo between filmlovers and film directors. Use the dedicated hashtag #ARRAYNow and ask all your questions! Hoping this feels like a big creative hug from us to you. xo [also the IG and Twitter wars are real. Look how IG has restricted views on this. Guess we take it upon ourselves to spread the word. ✊🏾]
The Twitter takeover will take place at 9 am PST, and feature auteurs such as Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water), Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman), Jon Chu (Crazy Rich Asians), Julie Dash (Daughter of the Dust), and Matthew Cherry (Hair Love), just to name a few.
The conversation around the takeover will use the dedicated hashtag #ARRAYNow. Some of the most ingenious filmmakers will join Ava DuVernay on Twitter to talk movies all day.
I asked some of my fave film directors on @Twitter to hang with me and talk movies all day. They said yes. What?!
If you love films, Thursday is for you. @ARRAYNow presents a day-long creative convo between filmlovers and film directors. #ARRAYNow pic.twitter.com/sj6ZgTS3Td
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) April 27, 2020
For movie fans such as ourselves, this is a breath of fresh air in an otherwise tepid climate surrounding film. Studios have hit the pause button, film releases are delayed, films in production are in the same boat.
To get to listen to some of the most creative and influential filmmakers in the business right now is a chance unlike any other. Advice will be shared, stories will be told, favorite movies will surely be discussed. And fans are encouraged to ask questions during the 10-hour+ event.
ARRAY is a grassroots distribution, arts, and advocacy collective focused on films by people of color and woman, as stated on its website.
This will be ARRAY’s fourth daylong filmmaker tweet-a-thon. Duvernay is excited to spring forward conversation surrounding film, and also to encourage people to stay at home.
“The ARRAY FILM FELLOWSHIP is our way of conjuring community, creativity and conversation while we’re all staying at home during these unprecedented times,” said ARRAY founder and Selma director Ava DuVernay.
“With the support and enthusiasm of our friends at Twitter, along with dozens of my fellow filmmakers, we hope the event brings solace and solidarity to those who join us.”
Twitter is incredibly excited to host the event and partner with so many talented and creative filmmakers.
“Highlighting voices and connecting artists to their audience with conversations is core to Twitter, and never has that felt more important. This is going to be a magical day for #FilmTwitter!” said Lara Cohen, Head of Global Partner Solutions at Twitter.
This event is going to be special, in its raw, unfiltered state of filmmakers letting their Twitter fingers fly. Make sure to tune in and join the conversation with #ARRAYNow.