ARRAY Releasing To Re-Release Haile Gerima’s 1982 Ashes And EmbersPosted by Wilson Morales
December 16, 2015
Array Releasing today announced the acquisition of the celebrated auteur Haile Gerima’s rarely seen cinematic achievement ASHES AND EMBERS, winner of the FIPRESSCI Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival 1983.
Scheduled for restoration and distribution in February 2016 through a new initiative known as Array Classics, ASHES AND EMBERS tells the story of an African-American Vietnam vet wrestling with a turbulent past and a chaotic political climate to make a future for himself.
Never before released in theaters, Mr. Gerima’s ASHES & EMBERS will screen on February 25, 2016 as part of the Array @ The Broad bi-monthly film series in Los Angeles followed by engagements at The Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, NY with additional locations to be announced.
“We, like many across the world, regard Mr. Gerima as a master filmmaker whose body of work asserts and amplifies the magnificence of black people in all our complexity,” stated Array Executive Director Tilane Jones. “We are honored to release Mr. Gerima’s rarely seen jewel ASHES AND EMBERS at a time when the film’s themes of cultural anguish and political unrest mirror contemporary issues that we face today.”
Born and raised in Ethiopia, Haile Gerima emigrated to the United States in 1967 becoming an educator and independent filmmaker known as a leading member of the LA Rebellion film movement based at UCLA.
ASHES AND EMBERS marks the first film that will tour across the United States under the Array Classics banner; which identifies seldom-seen cinematic gems and introduces those works to new audiences.