Neon Announces Special One-Night Screening of Ava DuVernay’s ‘Origin’ in 500 U.S. Theaters

Neon Announces Special One-Night Screening of Ava DuVernay's 'Origin' in 500 U.S. Theaters

Neon announced it will reintroduce Ava DuVernay’s critically acclaimed drama, “Origin,” to 500 theaters across the United States on February 28. This special screening event, scheduled for one night only, will include an exclusive pre-recorded introduction and a post-screening Q&A session featuring the Academy Award-nominated director herself.

“Origin,” which had a wide release on January 19, recently earned recognition from the African American Film Critics Association, securing awards for Best Drama, Best Director, and Best Actress. Additionally, the film has garnered nominations at the NAACP Image Awards in categories such as Outstanding Motion Picture, Directing in a Motion Picture, Actress in a Motion Picture, and Youth Performance in a Motion Picture.

Penned and directed by Ava DuVernay, “Origin” delves into the enigma of history, the enchantment of romance, and a relentless struggle for our collective future. The narrative explores the global impact of caste and its ominous effects on society, as a journalist confronts profound personal loss while discovering the enduring beauty of human resilience.

The film features a stellar cast led by Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, alongside Jon Bernthal, Niecy Nash-Betts, Emily Yancy, Finn Wittrock, Victoria Pedretti, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Isha Blaaker, Vera Farmiga, Audra McDonald, Connie Nielsen, Blair Underwood, Nick Offerman, Stephanie March, and Myles Frost. Ava DuVernay and Paul Garnes served as producers for Array.

Neon, having earned seven Academy Award nominations this year for films such as Justine Triet’s Palme d’Or-winning “Anatomy of a Fall,” Wim Wenders’ “Perfect Days,” and Pablo Berger’s animated feature “Robot Dreams,” continues to make waves in the film industry. The distributor showcased “Seeking Mavis Beacon,” “Stress Positions,” and “Handling the Undead” at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, with an impressive lineup that includes Steven Soderbergh’s highly anticipated horror film “Presence,” David Robert Mitchell’s “They Follow,” and the Berlin-premiered “Cuckoo,” starring Hunter Schafer. Neon remains at the forefront of delivering compelling and diverse cinematic experiences to audiences worldwide.

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