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The Inheritance

Midnight screenings happen at midnight the day listed. For example, if it says Saturday At Midnight, please arrive by 11:45pm Saturday night.

Director: Ephraim Asili Run Time: 102 min. Format: Audio Amplification Available Release Year: 2020

Starring: Chris Jarell, Eric Lockley, Mike Africa Jr., Nozipho McLean, Nyabel Lual

In his feature-length debut, Ephraim Asili drew inspiration from his own life experience as a member of the radical Black group MOVE to direct an impressive ensemble piece almost entirely set in a house in West Philadelphia. Described alternately as a “speculative re-enactment,” or as an experimental hybrid genre, that blends scripted drama with archive news footage, voice-overs, and interviews, The Inheritance could not be a timelier work to reflect with intelligence and heart on building radical grass-roots political movements. MOVE was the victim of a notorious and tragic police bombing in 1985.

Director, Writer & Editor: Ephraim Asili

EPHRAIM ASILI is a filmmaker, deejay, and radio host whose focus is the African diaspora as a cultural force. His films have screened in festivals and venues all over the world, including the New York Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, and Ann Arbor Film Festival where he received the Most Promising Filmmaker Prize. He has served as instructor and technical director at Bard College and at the Scribe Video Center in Philadelphia.

The Carnegie Museum of Art in partnership with Row House Cinema presents the 58th Carnegie International Film Festival curated by Rasha Salti. The festival opens at Row House Cinema on Friday March 3 and runs through Sunday, March 11.   

The Inheritance – 3/3/23 @ 9:00 pm with an intro by festival curator Rasha Salti
The Inheritance – 3/4/23 @ 8:45 pm
The Inheritance – 3/11/23 @ 9:00 pm


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