*The inclusive distribution collective Array is proud to announce the national theatrical screening tour of Egyptian-American filmmaker Heidi Saman’s Namour.
The 2016 LAFF’s LA Muse Award winner and Arab Film Festival Official Selection, Namour will debut on screens beginning March 1st nationwide including New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Atlanta, Houston, Chapel Hill, Seattle and Honolulu in advance of its Netflix debut via Array Releasing in the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland and New Zealand territories on March 15th.
The exclusive theatrical trailer and poster were also released today. The announcement was made by Array Founder Ava DuVernay.
A stylized homage to Los Angeles, Namour explores the complexities of personal responsibility versus moral convictions. Featuring an international cast, the movie stars Karim Saleh (Iron Man 2 Kingdom of Heaven), Waleed Zuaiter (20th Century Woman, London Has Fallen, Omar) and new comer, Wedad Abdou. Chronicling the unraveling of Steven Bassem (Saleh), a valet driver for a trendy Los Angeles restaurant caught between his dead-end job and the demands of his Arab-American immigrant family.
National Tour Engagements:
03/01-03/02, 03/04 Honolulu Honolulu Museum of Art – Doris Duke Theater 03/06-03/09 Harlem Imagenation Cinema Foundation
03/07 Atlanta Spelman College presented by Bronzelens Film Festival
03/10 Philadelphia United Bank Building presented by ReelBlack
03/14 Washington, DC Anacostia Arts Center present by Parallel Film Collective
03/15 Los Angeles CSULA presented by the Department of Pan-African Studies
03/16 Seattle Ark Lodge Cinema presented by Sankofa Film Society 03/23 Chapel Hill Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History-University of North Carolina
03/30 Houston Houston Museum of African American Culture
Array Releasing (www.ArrayNow.com) is an LA-based film collective dedicated to the amplification of images by people of color and women. Founded as AFFRM in 2010 by filmmaker Ava DuVernay, Array’s partner organizations include: Urbanworld (NYC), Imagenation (NYC), Reelblack (Philadelphia), BronzeLens Film Festival (Atlanta) and DVA (Los Angeles). The collective’s film releases to date include: 2015 SXSW Official Selection Honeytrap; 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival Official Selection Echo Park; 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival winners Out of My Hand and Ayanda; 1983 Berlinale Fopresci Prize winner Ashes and Embers; 2012 Sundance Best Director Award Winner Middle of Nowhere; 2011 Sundance World Cinema Audience Award Winner Kinyarwanda; 2011 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection Restless City; Official Slamdance Selections Vanishing Pearls and Big Words , Jamaican gem Better Mus’ Come and 2011 Image Award winner I Will Follow.