‘LionHearts’ And Two Other Nigerian Movies To Be Screened In The US

‘Up North’, ‘Lionheart’, ‘King Of The Boys’ Billed For Screening In The US

The Nollywood movies, ‘Up North’, ‘Lionheart’ and ‘King of Boys’ have been selected for screening at the second edition of the ‘Nollywood In Hollywood’ on Friday and Saturday in the United States.

Organisers of the event said the screening begins on tomorrow evening with a red carpet and opening night screening of ‘Up North’ at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California.

‘Up North, Directed by Tope Oshin is the latest of the three, released on 28 December, last year, stars Banky W who acts as an heir to a construction empire is brought back from America to begin preparations for the leadership of the family business but he refuses, defies the family’s expectations.N understands that both celebrities are in Hollywood courtesy of Air France for the event as Bank W took to his Instagram post to disclose.

The Kingsgist On Saturday, ‘Nollywood in Hollywood’  will move to the Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre at the University of Southern California.

The day kicks off with a panel discussion about current trends in ‘Nollywood’,followed by a screening of ‘LIONHEART’, the directorial debut of Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji, who also co-wrote and stars in the film.

The showcase will close with a screening of KING OF BOYS, the sophomore feature byKemi Adetiba, whose 2016 debut film, ‘The Wedding Party’, made limelight to become the highest grossing Nigerian film of all time.

The showcase features screenings, networking events and parties.

‘Nollywood In Hollywood’ is the brainchild of Nigerian-American filmmaker, Ose Oyamendan, which initiative is designed to expose ‘Nollywood’ films to the capital of the world’s entertainment industry.

Oyamendan said, “I look at it as a way of giving back to my country and broadening opportunities for Nollywood filmmakers and actors.

“Most people abroad know one side of Nigeria, the not-too-good side, now they get a chance to see another side and watch our stories.

“Thanks to our partners, Nollywood has the biggest audience in the world over the next few days”.

Gwen Deglise, the head of programming at the American Cinematheque said, “The American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre is proud to partner with O2A Media and the USC School of Cinematic Arts for a second year to present ‘Nollywood in Hollywood’.

“We are thrilled that this event offers both our members and the larger Los Angeles film audience we serve, a window into Nigerian culture and filmmaking.”
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