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Newest Film Out of Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Releasing Gets Glowing Review by The New Yorker
THE BURIAL OF KOJO, the newest release from Ava DuVernay's film distribution company ARRAY, made its national debut on Netflix on Sunday, March 31st. The critically-acclaimed film received a glowing review from The New Yorker Film Critic Richard Brody: Once more, the world of streaming makes widely available a wonderful movie that would likely have made it into only a handful of theatres nationwide. This Sunday, March 31st, Netflix will release “The Burial of Kojo,” the first feature directed by Blitz Bazawule, who was born and raised in Ghana and is now based in Brooklyn. (Kudos to Ava DuVernay, whose company, Array, is distributing the film.) In its bold and limpid lyricism, the film is both an anguished delight in itself and an exemplar of dramatic freedom that should stand as a model for some filmmakers and a reproach to others. Read the full New Yorker review here.