NOLLYWOOD IN HOLLYWOOD 2020

March 27, 2019 - March 28, 2019, Varied

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

NOLLYWOOD IN HOLLYWOOD 2020

A two-day celebration of Nollywood Cinema hosted by
The American Cinematheque, O2A Media Inc., and USC School of Cinematic Arts



 

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 2020 is the third 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.

Official Airline Sponsor: Air France

Schedule of Events


Friday, March 27th, 2020 -- 7:30 P.M.
The American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028
 

Living in Bondage: Breaking Free

2019, 149 min, Nigeria, Dir: Ramsey Nouah

Nnamdi Okeke, son of Andy Okeke from Living In Bondage 1, is an ambitious young man who wants more out of life. Snag is, he can't afford the kind of life he wants with his current income. An encounter with Chief Ibaka a family friend with a notoriously dark past opens the door to all he has dreamt. But it all comes at a great price, that will change his life forever.

Followed by a Q&A with Director/Actor Ramsey Nouah, Moderated by Hilliard Guess, Co-chair of the WGA's Committee of Black Writers.

FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.
Learn more: http://cinema.usc.edu/LivingInBondage
RSVP online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-nollywood-in-hollywood-opening-night-tickets-97384308087

Saturday, March 28th, 2020 -- 3:00 P.M.
The Frank Sinatra Hall at the Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre Complex, USC Campus,
3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007
 

Merry Men 2

2019, 115 min, Nigeria, Dir: Moses Inwang

Merry Men 2 continues the adventures of Ayo, Naz, Amaju and Remi on another fast-paced and high tension mission. This time though, they may be way in over their head, egged on only by their love for and desperate determination to save Kemi. Things have changed for the charming foursome, the Merry Men.

Followed by a Q&A with Actor/Executive Producer Ayo Makun, and Actors Ufuoma McDermott & Ramsey Nouah.

FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.
Learn more at: http://cinema.usc.edu/MerryMen2
RSVP online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-nollywood-in-hollywood-meery-men-2-tickets-97415266685

Saturday, March 28th, 2020 -- 6:00 P.M.
The Frank Sinatra Hall at the Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre Complex, USC Campus,
3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007
 

Nollywood Filmmakers Panel Discussion

A conversation about the current state of the Nollywood entertainment industry, moderated by Alessandro Ago, Director of Programming at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. The panel discussion will feature Living in Bondage: Breaking Free Director/Actor RAMSEY NOUAH, Merry Men 2 Actor/Executive Producer AYO MAKUN, and Merry Men 2 Actor UFUOMA McDERMOTT.

FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.
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Saturday, March 28th, 2020 -- 8:00 P.M.
The Frank Sinatra Hall at the Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre Complex, USC Campus,
3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007
 

The Ghost and the House of Truth

2019, 70 min, Nigeria, Dir: Akin Omotoso

Bola Ogun is dedicated to her work as a counselor, who facilitates reconciliation sessions between convicts and the victims of their crimes. When her own daughter goes missing, her belief in forgiveness as a way to heal is tested.

FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.
Learn more at: http://cinema.usc.edu/TheGhostAndTheHouseOfTruth
RSVP online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-nollywood-in-hollywood-the-ghost-house-of-truth-tickets-97414185451
 

Check-In & Reservations


All screenings are 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 30 minutes prior to each showtime.

All 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 $14.00 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: Alessandro Ago
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu