The Inheritance: A Virtual Speed Cinema Presentation

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The Inheritance
Directed by Ephriam Asili

Streaming starts March 15


“One of the best movies of the year. Observed with warmth and playful humor, without ever losing sight of serious political purposes and the potential for poetry within.”—Kieron Corliss, Sight & Sound

After nearly a decade exploring different facets of the African diaspora and his own place within it, Ephraim Asili makes his feature-length debut with The Inheritance, an astonishing ensemble work set almost entirely within a West Philadelphia house where a community of young, Black artists and activists form a collective.

A scripted drama of characters attempting to work towards political consensus based partly on Asili’s own experiences in a Black liberationist group, the film incorporates a documentary recollection of the Philadelphia liberation group MOVE, the victim of a notorious police bombing in 1985.

Ceaselessly finding commonalties between politics, humor, and philosophy, with Black authors and radicals at its edges, The Inheritance is a remarkable film incorporating history and its affect on contemporary resistance. A selection of the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival.  2020, U.S., 100 minutes. Recommended for 16+.