Emergency

105 mins.
Directed by Carey Williams
R
2022

Winner of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.

Straight-A college student Kunle and his laid-back best friend Sean are about to have the most epic night of their lives. Determined to be the first Black students to complete their school’s frat party legendary tour, the friends strap in for their ultimate assignment, Solo cups in hand. But a quick pit stop at home alters their plans when they find a white girl passed out on the living room floor. Faced with the risks of calling the police under life-threatening optics, Kunle, Sean, and their Latino roommate Carlos must find a way to de-escalate the situation before it’s too late.

Director Carey Williams presents EMERGENCY, the darkly comedic and wildly hard-hitting feature version of his  short by the same name (a Sundance Special Jury Award winner in 2018). Bringing KD Dávila’s sharp and layered writing to life through an incredibly talented breakout cast, Williams hazes us with a timely and biting satire in which racial dynamics unmask a world so absurd that it could only be real.