Array @ The Broad: Daughters of the Dust

Thursday, November 16, 2017 | 8:00 p.m.

$25, including handling fees

The Theatre at Ace Hotel
933 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Still from Daughters of the Dust, 1991, 113 min., dir. Julie Dash. Image courtesy of Cohen Media Group.

Join A Wrinkle in Time director Ava DuVernay, the first black woman to direct a film nominated for a Best Picture Oscar, for a screening of Julie Dash’s film Daughters of the Dust, followed by a discussion between the two filmmakers at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel.

Recognized as the first feature film by an African-American woman with a wide theatrical release in the United States, this cult classic will provide an entry point for discussion about cultural identity, both on- and off-screen.

Tickets to this program include general admission access to The Broad from November 14-21, 2017. Skip the standby line and present your ticket at the main entrance during regular museum hours. Please note that access does not include the entrance to the Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors special exhibition.

About ARRAY @ The Broad

ARRAY @ The Broad is an ongoing series featuring classic and contemporary films curated with an eye toward the intersection of art, history and cultural identity. With the cinematic image as the centerpiece, the series engages audiences through post-screening conversations with a spectrum of artists and scholars for an immersive exchange of ideas and insights beyond the screen that enliven many issues addressed by artists in the Broad collection. ARRAY, founded in 2010 by filmmaker Ava DuVernay, is an arts collective dedicated to the amplification of films by people of color and women filmmakers. 

Guest Curator

Nominated for two Academy Awards and four Golden Globes, writer/director Ava DuVernay's Selma was one of 2015's most critically-acclaimed films. Her current directorial work includes her dramatic television series for The Oprah Winfrey Network entitled Queen Sugar; her feature-length documentary on criminality and race relations entitled The 13th; and Disney's A Wrinkle In Time based on the Newbery Award-winning classic fantasy novel. Winner of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival's Best Director prize for her previous feature Middle of Nowhere, DuVernay's early directorial work includes I Will FollowVenus Vs, and This is The Life. She also distributes and amplifies the work of people of color and women directors through her film collective ARRAY, named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Hollywood for 2016.