march 14–27


2020 United States 90 min N-13
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After spending a long time away from his family and friends, aspiring filmmaker Jay returns to the Washington DC neighborhood he once called home. Hoping to reconnect and find inspiration for his new film, he instead discovers a community ravaged by gentrification, from which his memories and childhood friends have all but disappeared. Picking up threads of relationships frayed by violence and abandonment, Jay will find closure for the ghosts of his past and resist the erasure of his community's identity.

"Bold and impulsive, yet fragile and lyrical, "Residue" is one of the most poignant debuts of 2020 – a poetic sucker-punch of sound and visual fury. Shot on location in Merawi Gerima's own neighborhood using local friends and family, his film explores memory – that of a nation, community, family and friends – channeled into a dazed avalanche of emotions, harsh awakenings and boiling rage. An urgent, passionate and cinematically astute film not to be missed." (Andrei Tănăsescu)
Total votes: 15
Director(s) - Merawi Gerima
Screenwriter(s) - Merawi Gerima
Actors - Obinna Nwachukwu, Dennis Lindsey, Taline Stewart, Derron Scott, Jacari Dye, Julian Selman, Melody Tally, Ramon Thompson
Producer(s) - Merawi Gerima
Cinematographer - Mark Jeevaratnam
Editor(s) - Merawi Gerima
Sound - Merawi Gerima
Composer(s) - Black Alley, Total Control Band, Critical Condition Band, Isaiah Hall
Sales agent - Sudu Connexion
Distributor -
Production company -
Translation - Vaida Matijoškaitė
Dialogues - English
Subtitles - Lithuanian
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