Film Screening of The Price

Event Timeline

Date: November 18, 2017
Time: 18:00 to
Place: S. Dillion Ripley Center 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW Washington, DC 20560

About the film:

Seyi,​ ​a​ ​bright​, ​young​, ​Nigerian-American​ ​working​ ​on​ ​Wall​ ​Street,​ ​must​ ​navigate​ ​complicated​ ​family​ ​expectations,​ ​a 
turbulent​ ​romantic​ ​relationship,​ ​and​ ​a​ ​system​ ​of​ ​cultural​ ​complexities​ ​caused​ ​by​ ​class​ ​and​ ​race.​ ​With​ ​a​ ​dying​ ​father,​ ​a 
burgeoning​ ​romance​ ​with​ ​a​ ​white​ ​girlfriend,​ ​and​ ​dangerous​ ​new​ ​opportunities,​ ​Seyi’s​ ​life​ ​in​ ​a​ ​delicate​ ​balance.​ ​When​ ​his ambition​ ​drives​ ​Seyi​ ​to​ ​morally​ ​dubious​ ​waters,​ ​secrets​ ​threaten​ ​to​ ​erupt​ ​and​ ​shatter​ ​his​ ​world.​ ​Seyi​ ​must​ ​confront 
himself​ ​and​ ​decisions​ ​he​ ​has​ ​made,​ ​facing​ ​the​ ​crimes​ ​of​ ​the​ ​past​ ​in​ ​a​ ​desperate​ ​attempt​ ​to​ ​salvage​ ​the​ ​present.
About the Director:
Anthony Onah was born in Nigeria and raised in the Philippines, the United Kingdom, 
Nigeria, Togo and the United States. He studied biochemistry and neuroscience at 
Harvard University, where he was awarded the Hoopes Prize for outstanding scholarly 
work. Accepted at Cambridge University for graduate school in genetics, he instead 
transitioned to filmmaking. Onah was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New
Faces of Film in 2015, and his debut feature, THE PRICE, received support from the 
Sundance Institute, IFP, Ford Foundation, and Film Independent. THE PRICE premiered 
in the Narrative Feature Competition at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival, and screened at 
the 2017 Seattle International Film Festival, where it was nominated for the FIPRESCI 
prize in the New American Cinema Competition. Samuel Goldwyn Films and Orion 
Pictures have purchased distribution rights, and will release the film in theaters November 2017.

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