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Exclusive: Join Julie Dash, Ava DuVernay, Ryan Coogler, Others In 9-Hour AFFRM ‘Rebel-A-Thon’ On 12/20

Exclusive: Join Julie Dash, Ava DuVernay, Ryan Coogler, Others In 9-Hour AFFRM 'Rebel-A-Thon' On 12/20

Two weeks ago, they challenged your hunger for change, asking if you were enough of a black indie film rebel, all in an effort to encourage you to join the AFFRM campaign (the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement and its subsidiary Array Releasing), which required you to first watch a rather no-frills, though effective video presentation, and then sign up for a membership.

Today, that effort continues, with the announcement that, tomorrow, Friday, December 20, 2013, AFFRM will host what the team dubs a “9 hour Rebel-a-thon” on Twitter, exalting Black Cinema! 

In short, celebrated filmmakers you’ll surely recognize like Julie Dash, Ava DuVernayRyan CooglerGina Prince-BythewoodVictoria Mahoney, Justin SimienPatrik-Ian Polk and more, will be taking over the AFFRM Twitter account (@AFFRM), one at a time, in 15-minute to hour-long blocks, for 9 straight hours, to converse about and champion black cinema.

The 9-hour Rebel-a-thon begins at 8AM PST (11AM EST), with Julie Dash on the virtual microphone, who I’m sure will drop a few nuggets on film artistry, and film industry, before eventually dropping said virtual mic, which will then be picked up by Patrik-Ian Polk at 8:15AM PST (11:15AM EST)… and so on, and so forth.

Check out the full Rebel-a-thon schedule below, and *tune in* to any, all, or your favorite filmmaker voices during their assigned time-slots as outlined below:

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

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