3 Nollywood films to be screened in the U.S.
T he Nigerian Movie Industry is breaking yet another boundary with three of it movies films – ‘Up North’, ‘Lionheart’ and ‘King of Boys’ being selected for screening at the second edition of the ‘Nollywood In Hollywood’ on Friday and Saturday in the United States.
The organisers of the event said the screening begins on Friday evening with a red carpet and opening night screening of ‘UP NORTH at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California.
UP NORTH stars Banky W and is directed by Tope Oshin, both of whom are in Hollywood courtesy of Air France for the event.
The second screening would be on saturday ‘Nollywood in Hollywood’at the Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre, University of Southern California.
The day is expected to start 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 last but not least will showcase the screening of KING OF BOYS, which is the second film by Kemi Adetiba, whose first was in 2016, THE WEDDING PARTY, which became the highest grossing Nigerian film of all time.
‘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.
“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”.
We all are looking forward to having yet another successful screening of the Nollywood movies showcase.