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Featuring a conversation with the filmmaker and Terri Francis
| Midwest Premiere
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Beautifully shot in vibrant color on 16mm, The Inheritance explores the formation, growth, and tensions of a shared Black space for socialist thought and creativity.
This form-busting, feature-length documentary debut from the adventurous filmmaker Ephraim Asili creatively weaves together the history of the MOVE liberation group, the Black Arts Movement, the political pop vibes of Jean-Luc Godard’s late 1960s films, and what the filmmaker calls a “speculative re-enactment” of his own formative experiences in a Philadelphia Black liberationist collective. The comedic vignettes of communal life are interspersed with archival footage, poetry readings from the likes of Sonia Sanchez and Ursula Rucker, and musical interludes. This richly layered ensemble film is an inspiring work full of politics, humor, art, ancestors, and philosophy. Asili’s short films have been previously exhibited at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus Museum of Art, and the Beeler Gallery at CCAD. (100 mins., digital video). Captioning available.
This presentation also includes a conversation between filmmaker Ephraim Asili and Terri Francis, associate professor in Cinema and Media Studies at Indiana University and director of its Black Film Center/Archive.
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Image courtesy of the filmmaker
Organized by the Wexner Center for the Arts and curated by Associate Curator of Film/Video Chris Stults.
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