The Inheritance

100 mins.
Directed by Ephraim Asili

Playing through Thursday, December 17.

  • Platform:  Amherst Cinema via Agile Ticketing
  • Ticket price:  FREE to Amherst Cinema Members, $10.75 general admission
  • Watch window:  Buy a ticket now, finish watching the film by midnight on Thursday, December 17
  • How to watch:  Through the internet browser on your computer, tablet, or smart phone

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Director Ephraim Asili joins us for a Facebook Live Q&A tonight, December 14, at 7pm. 

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Ephraim Asili’s THE INHERITANCE weaves histories of the West Philadelphia–based MOVE Organization, the Black Arts Movement, and dramatizations of the life of the filmmaker when he was a member of a Black activist collective.

Centering on what Asili describes as a “speculative reenactment” of his time in a West Philadelphia collective, the actors scripted lives on set are entwined with cameos by MOVE's Debbie Africa, Mike Africa Sr., and Mike Africa Jr., and poet-activists Sonia Sanchez and Ursula Rucker.

THE INHERITANCE is co-presented with the DocYard, an award-winning film and discussion series at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit