Virtual Cinema

The Inheritance

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Virtual Screening Available In the USA
Available Friday,
March 26 – Thursday, April 8


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.


  • Runtime

    100 min

  • Release Year


  • Director

    Ephraim Asili

  • Producer

    Ephraim Asili, Vic Brooks

  • Cast

    Aurielle Akerele, Chris Jarell, Michael A. Lake, Eric Lockley

  • Country