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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.


A Grasshopper Film release


“‘The Inheritance’ is a welcome reminder of film’s flexibility as a medium of protest, a vessel of cultural history, and an agent of change.” – Ty Burr, Boston Globe


“A joyous celebration of Blackness. The Inheritance is alive, drunk off the colors and textures of West Philadelphia.” – Ryan Lattanzio, Indiewire

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    100 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    Premiere Run
  • Director
    Ephraim Asili
  • Cast
    Nozipho McClean, Eric Lockley, Chris Jarell, Julian Rozzell Jr.