New York Film Festival

Brooklyn Drive-In: The Inheritance

Tue Sep 22 8:00 PM

The Film

The Inheritance

Ephraim Asili | US | 100

Pennsylvania-born filmmaker Ephraim Asili has been exploring different facets of the African diaspora—and his own place within it—for nearly a decade. His feature-length debut, The Inheritance, is a vibrant, engaging ensemble work that takes place almost entirely within the walls of a West Philadelphia house where a community of young people have come together to form a collective of Black artists and activists. Based partly on Asili’s own experiences in a Black liberationist group, the film interweaves a scripted drama of characters attempting to work towards political consensus with a documentary recollection of the Philadelphia liberation group MOVE, which was the victim of a notorious police bombing in 1985. Asili’s film is an endlessly generative work of politics, humor, and philosophy, referencing the legacies of the Black Arts Movement and featuring Black authors and radicals, members of MOVE, as well as poets Ursula Rucker and Sonia Sanchez.

Event Details

Along with a drive-in screening, this film will screen virtually from September 18 at 8pm ET through September 23 at 8pm ET. Get tickets here.

Venue

Brooklyn Drive-In at The Brooklyn Army Terminal

80 58th St, Brooklyn, NY 11220

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