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African American Film Releasing Movement To Answer Fan Questions Online

The African American Film Releasing Movement is hosting a digital chat session from 11AM until 8PM today.

The African American Film Releasing Movement is hosting a digital chat session from 11AM until 8PM today. Created by Ava Duvernay and helmed by Managing Director Tilane Jones, AFFRM will allow fans to interact with the creators of some of the most cutting edge independent black films released in the past five years and beyond.  The Rebel-A-Thon list is being called a year-end celebration of black film. Fans can tweet questions to their favorite filmmakers to @AFFRM with the hashtag #affrmrebels at the specified time.  Directors Ava Duvernay, Gina-Prince Bythewood, Matt Cherry, Neil Drummond and others will all be online. Pick your favorite from the list below and tweet questions to your heart's desire.

11:00AM – 11:15 AM EST Julie Dash Writer/Director | Daughters of the Dust

11:15AM – 11:45AM EST Patrik Ian Polk Writer/Director | The Skinny, Noah's Arc

11:45AM – 12:15PM EST Paul Garnes Producer | Middle of Nowhere, The Game, Being Mary Jane


12:15PM – 12:45PM EST Pete Chatmon Writer/Director | Premium


12:45PM – 1:15PM EST Lena Waithe Producer | Dear White People

1:15PM – 1:45PM EST Aisha Coley Casting Director | Middle of Nowhere, 25th Hour, He Got Game, Bamboozled

1:45PM – 2:15PM EST Storm Saulter Writer/Director | Better Mus' Come


2:15PM – 2:45PM EST Morgan Rhodes Music Supervisor | Middle of Nowhere

2:45PM – 3:00PM EST Neil Drumming Writer/Director | Big Words


3:00PM – 4:00PM EST Ava DuVernay Writer/Director | Middle of Nowhere, I Will Follow

4:00PM – 4:30PM EST Victoria Mahoney Writer/Director | Yelling to the Sky

4:30PM – 5:00PM EST Shaka King Writer/Director | Newlyweds

5:00PM – 5:15PM ESTGina Prince-Bythewood Writer/Director | Love & Basketball

5:15PM – 5:45PM EST Justin Simien Writer/Director | Dear White People



5:45PM – 6:15PM EST Charles Murray Writer/Director | Things Never Said


6:15PM – 6:45PM EST Emayatzy Corinealdi Actress | Middle of Nowhere

6:45PM – 7:15PM EST Matthew Cherry Writer/Director | The Last Fall

7:15PM – 7:30PM EST Ryan Coogler Writer/Director | Fruitvale Station

7:30 PM – 8:00PM EST Tilane Jones Co-Producer | Middle of Nowhere, I Will Follow


Ricardo A Hazell has served as Senior Contributor with The Shadow League since coming to the company in 2013. His byline has appeared in the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the South China Sea Post, the Root and many other publications. At TSL he is charged with exploring re black cultural angles of where they intersect with the mainstream.