VIRTUAL THEATRICAL RUN STARTS JUNE 26, 2020!
THE LAST TREE is the semi-autobiographical story of Femi (as a child played by newcomer Tai Golding), a British boy of Nigerian heritage who, after being fostered in rural Lincolnshire, moves to inner-city London to live with his birth mother.
In his teens, Femi (Sam Adewunmi) is struggling with the culture and values of his new environment. Femi must decide which path to adulthood he wants to take, and what it means to be a young black man in London during the early 00s.
Going back home to Nigeria with his mum to find his Nigerian roots will help adolescent Femi find grounding and hope for a better future.
Directed by Shola Amoo, 2019, UK, 98 min, drama, English.
" Thoughtfully alternates universal adolescent insecurities with urgently specific minority politics - filtered through a first-person perspective that itself oscillates between furious clarity and vivid confusion." ~ Variety
* WORLD DRAMATIC COMPETITION - SUNDANCE 2019
* WINNER - British Independent Film Awards 2019
- Best Supporting Actress: Ruthxjiah Bellenea
- Most Promising Newcomer: Sam Adewunmi
SELECT THE THEATER YOU WANT TO SUPPORT TO WATCH THE FILM
|BAM||Brooklyn||NY||Starts June 25|
|AFI||Washington||DC||Starts June 26|
|Cinema Arts Centre||Long Island||NY||Starts June 26|
|Pocono Cinema||East Stroudsburg||PA||Starts June 26|
|Lumiere Cinema||LA||CA||Starts June 26|
|ImageNation Cinema Foundation||New York||NY||Starts June 26|
|Vermont International Film Festival||Burlington||VT||Starts June 26|
|CinéSPEAK||Philadelphia||PA||Starts June 26|
|Facet Cinematheque||Chicago||IL||Starts June 26|
|Laemmle Theaters||LA||CA||Starts June 26|
|Luminal Theater||Brooklyn||NY||Starts July 3|
Watch interview with director Shola Amoo and lead Sam Adewunmi below!