Directed by Ephraim Asili (USA, 2020, 100 minutes)
For his feature-length film debut, director, writer, and editor Ephraim Asili drew inspiration from his own life experience as a member of the radical Black group MOVE, directing an impressive ensemble piece almost entirely set in one West Philadelphia house. Described alternately as a “speculative re-enactment” or an experimental hybrid genre that blends scripted drama with archival news footage, voice-overs, and interviews, The Inheritance could not be a timelier work. It reflects on the process of building radical grassroots political movements with intelligence and heart. MOVE was the victim of a notorious and tragic police bombing in 1985.
Screening at Row House Cinema.