The Last Tree
The Last Tree Friday-Thursday, June 26-July 2
Welcome to the Crandell’s Wednesday weekly. This week we’re trying a little something different.
We’ve been learning a lot over this unprecedented time, experimenting with the best ways to continue to serve our community remotely. This week, we’ve decided to streamline our Virtual Screening Room offerings, calling upon Laurence Kardish — FilmColumbia co-artistic director and former senior film curator at MOMA — to endorse a single film selection. This week it’s The Last Tree. You can purchase a virtual ticket today on our website — with a full 50% of the box office benefitting the continued operations of the Crandell Theatre.
Also below, the Crandell’s latest recommendations for free streaming via Kanopy, and the latest News For Now.
The Last Tree
THE LAST TREE follows the story of Femi, a British boy of Nigerian heritage who, after a happy childhood in rural Lincolnshire, moves to inner London to live with his birth mother. Struggling with the unfamiliar culture and values of his new environment, teenage Femi has to figure out which path to adulthood he wants to take, and what it means to be a young black man in London.
“At once heart-breaking and exhilarating, British film The Last Tree opened at Sundance in 2019, and has since been compared favorably to Moonlight. A powerful film about identity, Shola Amoo’s second feature is a devastating beauty, and its young star Sam Adewumni a revelation.” — Laurence Kardish, co-artistic director, Crandell Theatre