Emergency

105 mins.
Directed by Carey Williams
2022
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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.

Two-time Sundance alum Carey Williams (R#J, 2021) makes his U.S. Dramatic Competition debut with EMERGENCY, the darkly comedic and wildly hard-hitting feature version of his short by the same name (a 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.


Emergency / U.S.A. / Fiction

Director: Carey Williams

Screenwriter: KD Davila

Producers: Marty Bowen, Isaac Klausner, John Fischer

Cast: RJ Cyler, Donald Watkins, Sebastian Chacon, Sabrina Carpenter


Photo courtesy of Sundance Institute.