NOLLYWOOD IN HOLLYWOOD

March 23, 2018 - March 24, 2018, Varied

The Frank Sinatra Hall at the Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre Complex, 3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

NOLLYWOOD IN HOLLYWOOD

A two-day celebration of Nollywood Cinema hosted by
The American Cinematheque, O2A Media Inc., USC School of Cinematic Arts,
USC African American Cinema Society (AACS), and USC Black Alumni Association

Friday, March 23rd - Saturday, March 24th, 2018



Nollywood in Hollywood is a celebration of Nigeria’s growing cinema. From very inauspicious beginnings about twenty-five years ago, the industry grew to be the second largest in the world in terms of output. It is estimated that over 1,000 films are produced in Nollywood every year, most of them direct to video. In recent years, Nollywood films have garnered critical acclaim and have been exhibited at top film festivals. NOLLYWOOD IN HOLLYWOOD is the inaugural edition of what is planned as an annual exhibition of Nigeria's best films.

The event will include screenings, seminars and networking events. It is co-presented by the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, The American Cinematheque at the Egyptian and O2A Media Inc.

Official Airline Sponsor: Air France

Schedule of Events


Friday, March 23rd, 2018 -- 7:30 P.M.
The American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028
 

93 Days

2016, 118 min, Nigeria, Dir: Steve Gukas
Q&A to follow with Director Steve Gukas, moderated by Director/Producer Jeff W. Byrd!

This compelling drama of dedication, sacrifice, resilience and survival is based on the true story of the people who risked their lives to prevent a catastrophic virus outbreak in Nigeria. After a Liberian American collapses upon arrival at the Lagos airport, he is diagnosed with the Ebola virus; over a 93-day period, men and women from Nigeria, the World Health Organization and Doctors Without Borders race against time to contain the deadly disease as lives are lost and heroes are born. Starring Bimbo Akintola, Somkele Idhalama and Danny Glover.

Learn more and RSVP online at: http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/93-days-0

Saturday, March 24th, 2018 -- 2:00 P.M.
The Frank Sinatra Hall at the Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre Complex, USC Campus
3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007
 

The Bridge

2016, 115 min, Nigeria, Dir: Kunle Afolayan
Q&A to follow with Director Kunle Afolayan!

Obadare, a Yoruba prince, and Stella, a young lady from a distinguished Igbo family, are a couple whose relationship is threatened by tribal prejudice and parental plans for their lives. When the couple secretly weds against their parents' wishes, the consequence shake the very foundation and sustenance of both families.

FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.
Learn more and RSVP online at: http://cinema.usc.edu/TheBridge

Saturday, March 24th, 2018 -- 5:00 P.M.
The Frank Sinatra Hall at the Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre Complex, USC Campus
3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007
 

Nollywood Filmmaker Panel Discussion


Panelists will include KUNLE AFOLAYAN, Director of The Bridge, DAKORE AKANDE, Lead Actress of Isoken, DEREK BAUM, Executive Producer, TradeWind Films, STEVE GUKAS, Producer/Director of 93 Days, and WALE OJO, Actor (Phone Swap, The CEO).

FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.
Learn more and RSVP online at: http://cinema.usc.edu/NollywoodPanel

Saturday, March 24th, 2018 -- 6:00 P.M.
The Frank Sinatra Hall at the Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre Complex, USC Campus
3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007
 

Isoken

2017, 98 min, Nigeria, Dir: Jade Osiberu
Q&A to follow with Actress Dakore Akande!

Everyone in the Osayande family worries about Isoken. Although she has what appears to have a perfect life - beautiful, successful and surrounded by great family and friends - Isoken is still unmarried at 34 which, in a culture obsessed with marriage, is serious cause for concern. Things come to a head at her youngest sister's wedding when her overbearing mother thrusts her into an orchestrated matchmaking with the ultimate Edo man, Osaze. Osaze is handsome, successful and from a good family, making him perfect Nigerian husband material. But in an unexpected turn of events, Isoken meets Kevin who she finds herself falling in love with and he just might be what she truly wants in a partner. The only problem is, not only is he not an Edo man, he is Oyinbo (Caucasian). Isoken is a romantic comedy that explores cultural expectations, racial stereotypes and the bonds that unite families in touching, dramatic and comedic ways.

FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.
Learn more and RSVP online at: http://cinema.usc.edu/Isoken
 

About the African American Cinema Society (AACS)


The mission of the African American Cinema Society is to highlight and promote art and artists who are invested in showcasing complex and sophisticated representations of blackness and the black diaspora.

Visit the AACS Website: https://uscaacs.wordpress.com/
Follow the AACS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/639046362785293/

About the USC Black Alumni Association (USC BAA)


Founded in 1976 by Rev. Dr. Thomas Kilgore Jr., the USC Black Alumni Association (USC BAA) is a leadership network established to strengthen the legacy of educational attainment and excellence of USC’s Black students. The USC BAA provides scholarship assistance, career mentoring and cultural advocacy through alumni networking, volunteer involvement, philanthropy and social enterprise. Our vision is to enable the most ethnically diverse and inclusive experience for all students, alumni and the community, given the rich legacy, contributions and participation of Black Trojans in the global success of USC.

Visit the BAA Website: http://baa.usc.edu/

Check-In & Reservations


All screenings at the USC School of Cinematic Arts are free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid USC or Government ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 30 minutes prior to showtime.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.

Parking


The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $12.00 at the USC Royal Street Entrance, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & Royal Street. We recommend the USC Royal Street Structure, at the far end of 34th Street.

Contact Information

Name: Ose Oyamendan
Email: oseusc@yahoo.com