Film, News
Sep 27, 2019

AVA DuVERNAY’S ARRAY RELEASING ACQUIRES CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED CANADIAN DRAMA “THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN”

ARRAY Releasing announces the acquisition of critically acclaimed Canadian drama The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open.

Courtesy of Array Releasing / Photo Credit Katrin Bragadottir

The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open is directed and written by Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn and starring Tailfeathers, the personal drama explores two Indigenous women living very different lives who are briefly brought together by desperate circumstances. The film debuted at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year and had its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 8. 

The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open marks the fourth acquisition of 2019 for ARRAY, which previously released critically acclaimed Ghanaian gem THE BURIAL OF KOJO by Samuel Bazawule, official Sundance Selection MERATA by documentarian Hepi Mita earlier this year. ARRAY’s most recent acquisition is the Tribeca Film Festival award-winner BURNING CANE by 19-year-old Phillip Youmans. 

Founded in 2010 by Ava DuVernay, ARRAY is a film collective dedicated to the amplification of images by people of color and women directors. Now in its ninth year, ARRAY Releasing focuses on grassroots distribution of feature narrative and documentary work by varied voices.