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BLACK FILMMAKERS UNITE: Ava DuVernay, Ryan Coogler & More Take Over Twitter For One Day!

If you think 2013 has been a groundbreaking year in black cinema, then this is your time to rejoice! The brains behind some of the most forward-thinking films this year and beyond are getting together to talk about our stories, our journey and how the best is yet to come!

This Friday, December 20th the folks at AFFRM (The African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement) are hosting a 9 hour Rebel-a-thon on Twitter celebrating Black Cinema!  Filmmakers like Julie Dash, Ryan Coogler, Ava DuVernay and many more are taking over @AFFRM’s Twitter account for 9 hours to discuss and celebrate black cinema.

Check out the schedule below and hop online to talk to the biggest filmmakers in the business! And for you budding filmmakers, here’s your chance to connect with the best!

RebelaThon

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM PST
 
Julie Dash

Writer/Director

DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST

8:15AM – 8:45AM PST
 
Patrik-Ian Polk

Writer/Director

THE SKINNY, “Noah’s Arc”

8:45AM – 9:15AM PST
 
Paul Garnes

Producer

MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, “The Game,” “Being Mary Jane”

9:15AM – 9:45AM PST
 
Pete Chatmon

Writer/Director

PREMIUM

9:45AM – 10:15AM PST
 
Lena Waithe

Producer

DEAR WHITE PEOPLE

10:15AM – 10:45AM PST
 
Aisha Coley

Casting Director

MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, 25TH HOUR, HE GOT GAME, BAMBOOZLED

10:45AM – 11:15AM PST
 
Storm Saulter

Writer/Director

BETTER MUS’ COME

11:15AM – 11:45AM PST  
 
Morgan Rhodes

Music Supervisor

MIDDLE OF NOWHERE

11:45AM – 12Noon PST
 
Neil Drumming

Writer/Director

BIG WORDS

12:00PM – 1:00PM PST
 
Ava DuVernay

Writer Director

MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, I WILL FOLLOW

1:00PM – 1:30PM PST  
 
Victoria Mahoney

Writer/Director

YELLING TO THE SKY

1:30PM – 2:00PM PST  
 
Shaka King

Writer/Director

NEWLYWEEDS

2:00PM – 2:15PM PST
 
Gina Prince-Bythewood

Writer/Director

LOVE & BASKETBALL

2:15PM – 2:45PM PST
 
Justin Simien

Writer/Director

DEAR WHITE PEOPLE
 
2:45PM – 3:15PM PST
 
Charles Murray

Writer/Director

THINGS NEVER SAID

3:15PM – 3:45PM PST
 
Emayatzy Corinealdi

Actress

MIDDLE OF NOWHERE

3:45PM – 4:15 PM PST
 
Matthew Cherry

Writer/Director

THE LAST FALL

4:15PM – 4:30PM PST
 
Ryan Coogler

Writer/Director

FRUITVALE STATION

4:30 PM – 5:00PM PST  
 
Tilane Jones

Co-Producer

MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, I WILL FOLLOW

18 Responses to “BLACK FILMMAKERS UNITE: Ava DuVernay, Ryan Coogler & More Take Over Twitter For One Day!”

  1. 10out10

    This is amazing! Andrew Dosunmu’s “Mother of George” was such an inspiration this year in tearing down the cliches of what “black” films are and helped to show there are only well told stories and poorly told stories and that good movies with an all black cast can connect to audiences just as any other movie. It’s inspired me to make a film as well!

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  2. CoreyAllenTate

    misstoyaj – #OhMyGawd!!! This is so exciting!
    Just followed the account. Thank you so much, Toya!
    #WouldveNeverKnown!

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  3. CoreyAllenTate

    misstoyaj – #OhMyGawd!!! This is so exciting!
    Just followed the account. Thank you so much, Toya!
    #WouldveNeverKnown!

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    • misstoyaj

      nepri13 AFFRMMAVERICKS I missed the whole thing since I was at work. Will look thru the hashtag!

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