ephram asili

Ephraim Asili

Inheritance
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 7PM
Theater

Ephraim Asili was in residence with a group of performers to develop the script for his feature-length film Inheritance. The artist-filmmaker’s first foray into working with an ensemble cast, this event featured a live three-act performance, including scenes from the film and a reading by Philadelphia poet, activist, and scholar of the Black Arts Movement Sonia Sanchez.

Based on real events, the film’s protagonist inherits a house in West Philadelphia that becomes home to an urban collective for activists of color. The tension builds as day-to-day domestic issues compete with the collective’s political agenda. Filmed predominantly inside the house, the increasingly claustrophobic drama unfolds as the group attempts to live together and find consensus through Black political discourse and social philosophy—a commitment that will climax in explosive action.

Ephraim Asili, Inheritance. Photo: EMPAC

Dates + Tickets

Dance/Theater
Film/Video
Commission
Work-in-Progress
Ephraim Asili
Inheritance
Tuesday 23
7:00 PM
January 2018
FREE
FREE

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