Poster To Array’s South African Coming-Of-Age Drama Vaya Posted by Wilson Morales
August 28, 2018
ARRAY Releasing, the inclusive film distribution collaborative founded by filmmaker Ava DuVernay, today proudly debuts the theatrical poster and screening tour dates for our 19th acquisition, VAYA directed by Akin Omotoso.
Handpicked by DuVernay and a Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and Berlinale official selection, VAYA pays homage to the Tsotsitaal namesake meaning “to go.” VAYA chronicles the innocence lost by three young South Africans who journey away from their rural homes on a train bound for Johannesburg. Stirring and suspenseful, VAYA culminates in an explosive moment based on real accounts. Omotoso’s collaboration with first time feature cinematographer Kabelo Thathe pairs stunning aerial shots with fast paced images in Johannesburg to intertwine the stories of strangers struggling to survive.
On November 1, ARRAY Releasing will debut VAYA on Netflix accompanied by a screening tour.
VAYA’s ‘To Go’ Screening Tour Dates:
LOS ANGELES | October 26 – November 1 | Laemmle Music Hall
NEW YORK | October 27-28 | RAW Space presented by Imagenation Cinema
NEW YORK | October 29 | National Sawdust
GARY, IN | October 13 | Indiana University Northwest presented by Gary International Black Film Festival
SEATTLE | October 25 | Ark Lodge Cinemas presented by Sankofa Film Society
CHICAGO | October 26 – November 1 | Facets Cinematheque
LAKE PLACID, NY | October 26 | Lake Placid Film Festival
BLOOMINGTON, IN | November 1 | Indiana University Black Film Center/Archives
HOUSTON | November 8 | Houston Museum of African American Culture
KATY, TX | November 14 | Alamo Drafthouse LaCenterra
BOSTON | November 16-18 | ArtsEmerson