Members Preview: Residue
Director: Merawi Gerima
USA / 2020 / 90 min
Live Screening followed by a Q&A with the director moderated by Brittany Jones-Cooper.
The debut feature by writer/director Merawi Gerima follows aspiring filmmaker Jay (Obinna Nwachukwu) who returns to his native Washington, DC to work on a screenplay about his childhood, only to find his old neighborhood gentrified beyond recognition. Feeling alienated from his friends, troubled by the disappearance of a loved one, and unsure of his place in this new community, Jay confronts issues of identity, isolation, and loss on his tumultuous personal journey.
Residue is presented by Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Releasing distribution collective, which amplifies the creative voices of people of color and women of all kinds. Residue will be open in cinemas and on Netflix on September 17.