Array Releasingwhich counts filmmaker Ava DuVernay as its founderannounced the film collective's 18th feature film acquisition, Jewel's Catch One.
Marking the second feature from female filmmaker C. Fitz, the documentary explores the legacy of America's oldest Black-owned disco club as well as the life of businesswoman and activist, Jewel Thais-Williams, who provided safe spaces for LGBTQ, Black and AIDS-impacted communities in Los Angeles for four decades.
Array has acquired worldwide distribution rights and will debut Jewel's Catch One May 1 with a national screening tour and simultaneous release on Netflix.
Jewel's Catch One is an electric and melodic journey highlighted by exclusive interviews with Sharon Stone, Thelma Houston, Evelyn "Champagne" King, Madonna, Sandra Bernhard, Thea Austin, Jenifer Lewis, Representative Maxine Waters and Bonnie Pointer. CCH Pounder narrates this film rich with music from the last 40 years.