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March 23, 2019, 4:00 P.M.

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


in collaboration with the USC School of Cinematic Arts, O2A Media Inc.,
the American Cinematheque, and Netflix,
invite you and a guest to a special screening of




Directed by and Starring Genevieve Nnaji
Written by
Genevieve Nnaji, Chinny Onwugbenu,
Ishaya Bako, Emil Garuba, and C. J. Obasi
Produced by Chinny Onwugbenu

4:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

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



Official Selection: Toronto International Film Festival 2018.

Lionheart is currently available to stream on Netflix.

About Lionheart

In her directorial debut, Nigerian star Genevieve Nnaji constructs a moving story of female empowerment set against the backdrop of a male-dominated corporate world. After a sudden health crisis, Chief Obiagu (Pete Edochie) must appoint a temporary head of his family transportation business, which is on the brink of financial ruin. Despite her obvious qualifications, daughter Adaeze (Nnaji) is passed over for the promotion when the chief appoints her unruly uncle Godswill (Nkem Owoh) instead. Despite her feelings of betrayal, it is up to Adaeze to keep her uncle in check and the family business afloat. “A feel-good story the entire family can watch, and Nnaji's performance makes you want to see Adaeze win in the end.” - Joel  Keller, Decider.

Provided courtesy of the filmmaker and Netflix. Not rated. Running time: 94 minutes.

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About Nollywood in Hollywood

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 second edition of our annual exhibition of Nigeria's best films.

The event will include screenings 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.

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Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid USC 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 3:45 P.M.

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.


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.

Official Airline Sponsor: Air France

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago