Arts & Culture
BFI Flare presents: The Obituary of Tunde Johnson
17 March 2021
Online | £5 - £10
The Obituary of Tunde Johnson is the story of a young African American man who is forced to repeatedly endure the fatal day of his shooting in Ali LeRoi’s riveting drama.
On a day unlike any other, Tunde Johnson is confronted with both his sexuality and his race.
After coming out to his parents, he is the victim of a racially motivated shooting.
Instead of dying he repeatedly undergoes re-incarnation, but the opportunity to do things differently and avoid the tragic consequences of his actions meets the harsh reality of being Black and queer in the US.
A fresh take on the time loop narrative, The Obituary of Tunde Johnson examines the overlaps of wealth and race, beauty and sexuality, creating a disturbing universe where even the hereafter is a restless limbo upon which the burden of straddling many worlds at once constantly weighs.
A timely and powerful depiction of a Black high school student forever changed by an encounter with the police
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Available to watch on BFI from Wednesday 17th until 11:59 PM Sunday 28th March 2021.
Running time – 104 minutes
Directed by – Ali LeRoi
Produced by – Zachary Green, Jason Shuman, Chuck Bond, Marni Bond
Written by – Stanley Kalu
Featuring – Steven Silver, Spencer Neville, Nicola Peltz
How to watch The Obituary of Tunde Johnson
On BFI Player in the UK with a ticket or festival pass
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