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VIRTUAL CINEMAPOLIS SCREENINGS BEGIN 3/12/21
3 day rental available for $12
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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 — weaves with 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 about the world as we know it.
DIRECTOR: Ephraim Asili
SCREENWRITER: Ephraim Asili
CAST: Nozipho McClean, Eric Lockley, Chris Jarell, Julian Rozzell Jr.
“A joyous celebration of Blackness. THE INHERITANCE is alive, drunk off the colors and textures of West Philadelphia.”
— Ryan Lattanzio, Indiewire