‘Up North’, ‘Lionheart’ and ‘King of Boys’ are the three Nollywood films selected for U.S screening. UP NORTH stars Banky W and is directed by Tope Oshin, both of whom are in Hollywood courtesy of Air France for the event. On Saturday, ‘Nollywood in Hollywood’ moves 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 by Kemi Adetiba, whose 2016 debut film, THE WEDDING PARTY, smashed box office records to become the highest grossing Nigerian film of all time.
“Thanks to our partners, Nollywood has the biggest audience in the world over the next few days”.“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”.