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 it's edges, The Inheritance is a remarkable film about the world as we know it. USA / 2020 / 100 minutes / NR
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 it's edges, The Inheritance is a remarkable film about the world as we know it. USA / 2020 / 100 minutes / NR
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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 it's edges, The Inheritance is a remarkable film about the world as we know it. USA / 2020 / 100 minutes / NR