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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