ARRAY Acquires TIFF Drama ‘The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open’

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EXCLUSIVE: The scope of inclusivity has widened much more with ARRAY Releasing’s most up-to-date acquisition of the Canadian drama The Physique Remembers When the World Broke Open. ARRAY founder Ava DuVernay introduced right this moment that they’ve acquired the worldwide rights to the movie and can launch later this fall.

Written and directed by Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers (who additionally stars) and Kathleen Hepburn, the drama explores two Indigenous girls residing very totally different lives who’re briefly introduced collectively by determined circumstances. The movie debuted on the Berlin Movie Competition earlier this yr and most not too long ago, made its North American premiere on the Toronto Worldwide Movie Competition.

“Via emotional, passionate storytelling, The Physique Remembers When the World Broke Open showcases the hardly ever portrayed lives, challenges and views of Indigenous girls,” stated ARRAY President Tilane Jones. “This fantastic thing about a movie by two dynamic girls filmmakers captivated everybody at ARRAY. We’re thrilled to share Elle-Máijá and Kathleen’s abilities whereas unveiling The Physique as our 25th acquisition.”

The deal was negotiated by Gordon Bobb of Del, Shaw, Moonves, Tanaka, Finkelstein & Lezcano on behalf of ARRAY and Tyler Hagan of Experimental Forest and Lori Lozinski of Violator Movies who dealt with negotiations for the filmmakers.

The Physique Remembers When the World Broke Open is ARRAY’s fourth acquisition of 2019  and the 24th title on their whole slate of movies. The corporate beforehand launched the critically acclaimed The Burial Kojo by Samuel Bazawule and the Sundance documentary Merata from Hepi Mita. The information comes after Deadline completely broke the information that ARRAY acquired the Tribeca Movie Competition award-winner Burning Cane from 19-year-old filmmaker Phillip Youmans.

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