We’ve worked with ArtMattan Films to present THE LAST TREE, making it possible for you to see the film — and your ticket helps support the Belcourt. For $10.00, you can purchase a ticket for THE LAST TREE — and you’ll have a 2-day / 48-hour window to watch it. (*Note: ArtMattan is supported by Vimeo. You’ll need to create an account with Vimeo to pay for your ticket, but no monthly or annual subscription is needed. Your account will also ensure that you’re able to pause and revisit the film within your rental period.) ArtMattan Films will share a portion of your ticket payment with the Belcourt. Please note that this arrangement, in these unprecedented times, means we’re unable to offer member pricing. Thanks for your understanding and support. And if you’d like to consider an additional donation to the Belcourt, we’d be most grateful. You can do so here. Note: After you have created a Vimeo account and entered your payment information, your rental period will start immediately and last for 2 days / 48 hours. You can view THE LAST TREE via the link in the receipt that will be sent to your email, or simply click “Watch Film” when the confirmation page appears directly after purchase. You’ll be able to easily watch the THE LAST TREE at any time within this period on any of the following platforms: (1) Smart TV, (using the browser on your Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Roku or Chromecast); (2) mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android); and (3) computer (by clicking on the link in your email receipt). For further details, see Vimeo’s FAQs here. For general information about watching on a bigger screen, see our FAQs here.
Femi, a British boy of Nigerian heritage, enjoys a happy childhood in Lincolnshire, where he is raised by doting foster mother Mary and surrounded by a tight-knit group of friends—until his birth mom reclaims him and deposits him into a much different life in her small inner-London flat. With little emotional bond to his mother and no remembrance of their cultural heritage, Femi struggles to adapt. As he acclimates to his new environment, Femi hardens himself, pulling away from the wishes of both of his “mothers” and forging ahead in a brazen attempt to build his own identity.
Writer/director Shola Amoo pairs a lived-in honesty with a fresh, exciting stylistic panache in this depiction of the crooked—and at times perilous—path to manhood. The lyrical texture of Amoo’s filmmaking both visually and aurally expresses the changes in Femi’s internal state, while this unflinchingly unsentimental coming-of-age film constantly defies our expectations of what will happen next. (Synopsis from the Sundance Film Festival
“Amoo presents a far more sensitive representation of the black British experience than is often seen on screen, challenging his audience to confront their own prejudices along the way.” —Nikki Baughan, The List “Powerful performances, tactile visuals and an elegantly fluid score add to the impact of this impressively understated yet profoundly moving tale.” —Mark Kermode, Observer (UK)
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