The Last Tree
Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!
Director: Shola Amoo Run Time: 98 min. Release Year: 2019
Starring: Denise Black, Nicholas Pinnock, Ruthxjiah Bellenea, Sam Adewunmi
THE LAST TREE is the semi-autobiographical story of Femi (as a child played by newcomer Tai Golding), a British boy of Nigerian heritage who, after being fostered in rural Lincolnshire, moves to inner-city London to live with his birth mother.
In his teens, Femi (Sam Adewunmi) is struggling with the culture and values of his new environment. Femi must decide which path to adulthood he wants to take, and what it means to be a young black man in London during the early 00s.
Going back home to Nigeria with his mum to find his Nigerian roots will help adolescent Femi find grounding and hope for a better future.
Virtual Q&As with director Shola Amoo
Cinema Art Center – Wednesday, July 1 at 6pm EST
Indie Memphis – Tuesday, July 7 at 6pm EST
Register for either Q&A HERE