Ava DuVernay‘s ARRAY Releasing continues to grow its library of titles as ARRAY President Tilane Jones announced today that it has acquired the documentary Love and Fury directed by Reservation Dogs co-creator Sterlin Harjo.
As the industry strives to put a long overdue spotlight on Indigenous narratives, ARRAY is set to bring Harjo’s documentary to Netflix and select theaters on December 3. ARRAY acquired North American, UK, Australian and New Zealand rights ti the film.
Love and Fury chronicles a cadre of Native artists as they work to amplify indigenous creativity in a post-colonial world and navigate their careers without seeking permission.
“ARRAY Releasing is proud to bring celebrated filmmaker Sterlin Harjo’s documentary film Love and Fury to audiences around the world, just in time for Native American Heritage month,” said Jones. “This lovingly made film explores the complex artistry of multiple Native American artists’ while offering texture, nuance and insight into Native identities and perspectives.”
Watch the trailer below.
Love and Fury made its world premiere at Hot Docs International Documentary Festival, and was an official selection of the Seattle International Film Festival, Virginia Film Festival, imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, and DeadCenter Film Festival. The film was produced by Harjo, along with executive producer Robin Ballenger.
Harjo is a Seminole and Muscogee American award-winning filmmaker. Along with Academy award-winning filmmaker Taika Waititi, he is the co-creator, executive producer, and showrunner of the aforementioned FX hit comedy Reservation Dogs, which was renewed for a second season.
In addition, Harjo received a fellowship from The Sundance Institute in 2004 and has directed features including the thriller Mekko as well as Barking Water the Sundance Film Festival, which had its international premiere at the Venice International Film Festival. He is no stranger to Sundance as his films This May Be The Last Time and Four Sheets to the Wind made their world premiere at Sundance with the latter winning a Special Jury Prize for its lead actress Tamara Podemski. It was also nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. Harjo is also a founding member of The 1491s, a popular Native American sketch comedy troupe and is currently in development on several new television shows.
The acquisition was negotiated by Gordon Bobb of Del, Shaw, Moonves, Tanaka, Finkelstein, and Lezcano on behalf of ARRAY, and Nina Shaw of Del, Shaw, Moonves, Tanaka, Finkelstein, and Lezcano on behalf of Sterlin Harjo.
ARRAY will be hosting a special premiere screening of Love and Fury on December 3 at the ARRAY Creative Campus in Los Angeles. Details and free tickets can be found at ARRAYPLAY.com.