Filmmaker Ava DuVernay’s distribution collective ARRAY has made its 11th theatrical acquisition with photographer-turned-director Amanda Marsalis’ “Echo Park.” The company, which is dedicated to spotlighting the entertainment efforts of people of color and female filmmakers, will finally give the film a theatrical release after it toured numerous festivals back in 2014.
The official synopsis reads: “‘Echo Park’ takes viewers inside a diverse East Los Angeles neighborhood where residents contend with life and love while being challenged to define themselves in spite of their zip code. Sophie (Mamie Gummer) flees from her life of status and security, developing an unexpected romance with Alex (Anthony Okungbowa), who is also in search of a new start.”
“Echo Park” world premiered at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival and is an official selection of the Ashland Independent Film Festival and Toronto’s Female Eye Film Festival. The announcement was made by ARRAY Founder Ava DuVernay.