Haile Gerima’s Ashes And Embers Now Playing On NetflixPosted by Wilson Morales
March 1, 2016
ARRAY, the multi-platform distribution label of the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM), today announced the Netflix release of the classic film ASHES AND EMBERS directed by vanguard auteur and veteran of black cinema, Haile Gerima.
One of the leaders of the 1970s LA Rebellion film movement birthed on the campus of UCLA, Mr. Gerima is an artist who filmmakers from Martin Scorsese to ARRAY Founder, Ava DuVernay have called “a master.”
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. ASHES AND EMBERS is the 1983 winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Following sold out screenings in Los Angeles and Washington, DC, the film will now continue its national revival tour at a time when the film’s themes of cultural anguish and political unrest mirror contemporary issues that we face today.
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.