March 22, 2019, 7:30 P.M.

The American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028


in collaboration with the American Cinematheque, O2A Media Inc.,
and the USC School of Cinematic Arts,
invite you and a guest to the L.A. Premiere of


Up North

Story by Editi Effiong
Written by Naz Onuzo and Bunmi Ajakaiye
Directed by Tope Oshin
Produced by Isioma Osaje

Followed by a Q&A with Tope Oshin

7:30 P.M. on Friday, March 22nd, 2019
The American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028



Red carpet arrivals begin at 6:30 PM.
Discussion after the film with director Tope Oshin, followed by a reception for all.


About Up North

Banky Wellington stars in this heartwarming comedy-drama, which follows a young man’s life-changing experience in northern Nigeria. After a bitter argument with his wealthy father involving an arranged marriage, spoiled son Bassey Otuekong (Wellington) is shipped off to the Nigerian National Service in Bauchi. There he will spend three weeks in an extremely disciplined environment designed to test his character. To his great surprise, he discovers a silver lining to his punishment when he gets the opportunity to coach a women’s track team. Featuring Adesua Etomi, Kanayo O. Kanayo and Rahama Sadau.

Provided courtesy of the filmmaker. Not rated. Running time: 99 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.

Learn more about the films at: http://cinema.usc.edu/NollywoodInHollywood

Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.

All Nollywood in Hollywood 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.

Official Airline Sponsor: Air France

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu