Presented with The Broad. ARRAY @ The Broad is created and curated by Ava DuVernay.
She is a single mother raising six kids. He is a bachelor intimidated by fatherhood. Each has found their match in the classic film Claudine. With the lead characters portrayed exquisitely by Diahann Carroll and James Earl Jones, the film navigates the welfare system, family structure and racial tensions brewing in Harlem’s consciousness. Presented in 35mm and curated by filmmaker Ava DuVernay, ARRAY @ The Broad’s screening of this 1974 motion picture will serve as the springboard for a post-screening discussion with special guests about economic and social stigmas and the role government plays in personal pursuits. Discussion participants will be announced closer to the event.
Tickets include same-night access to the museum.
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: Ava DuVernay
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 Newberry 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 Follow, Venus 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.