Array Liberating, the distribution arm of Ava DuVernay’s Peabody Award-winning narrative exchange collective, has picked up rights to the function drama Discover ways to Swim for the U.S., the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, slating it for unencumber on choose monitors and on Netflix on August 15.
The primary function from director Thyrone Tommy dives into the arena of recent jazz with a musical meditation on love and loss, following the doggedly personal and gifted saxophone participant Dezi (Thomas Antony Olajide) and a vivacious, however much less skilled singer named Selma (Emma Ferreira). When the 2 meet, sparks fly, however their respective emotional luggage and temperaments make the street to romance bumpy at best possible.
An reputable choice of the 2021 Toronto Movie Competition, Discover ways to Swim was once written by way of Tommy and Marni Van Dyk, with Alona Metzer generating.
“With ARRAY Liberating’s summer season acquisition of LEARN TO SWIM, we’re extremely joyful to spotlight the lyrical directorial debut of Canadian filmmaker Thyrone Tommy,” stated Array President, Tilane Jones. “His award-winning movie delivers a deeply felt tale that addresses tragic loss, issues of the guts and the resilience of the human spirit.”
DuVernay based Array in 2011. Previous releases from the corporate come with DuVernay’s Sundance-winning Center of Nowhere and This Is the Lifestyles; Haile Gerima’s Sankofa and Ashes and Embers; Deepa Mehta’s Humorous Boy; Sterlin Harjo’s Love and Fury; Isabel Sandoval’s Lingua Franca; Sujata Day’s Definition Please; Agam Darshi’s Donkeyhead; Blitz Bazawule’s The Burial of Kojo; Merawi Gerima’s Residue; Takeshi Fukunaga’s Ainu Mosir; Shantrelle P. Lewis’ In Our Moms’ Gardens; Ainsley Gardiner and Briar Grace-Smith’s Cousins; Shaz Bennett’s Alaska Is a Drag; Stephanie Turner’s Justine; Simon Frederick’s They’ve Gotta Have Us; Numa Perrier’s Jezebel; Phillip Youmans’ Burning Cane; and Andrew Dosonmu’s Stressed Town, amongst different titles.
The Discover ways to Swim acquisition was once negotiated by way of Gordon Bobb of Del, Shaw, Moonves on behalf of Array; and by way of Derek Kigongo of APA, and Ben Cowely of Goldenberg & Co on behalf of the filmmakers.