Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Releasing presents RESIDUE, directed, written, produced and edited by first-time feature filmmaker Merawi Gerima. After its world premiere at the 2020 Slamdance Film Festival, RESIDUE won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature and the Acting Award for star Obinna Nwachukwu. RESIDUE is also an official selection of the 77th Venice International Film Festival’s Giornate degli Autori. RESIDUE will open in select theaters and on Netflix, September 17th.
RESIDUE chronicles aspiring filmmaker Jay (Nwachukwu) who returns to his native Washington, DC to find his old neighborhood is gentrified beyond recognition. Dealing with alienation from his friends, troubled by the disappearance of a loved one and unsure of his place in this new community, Jay confronts issues of identity, isolation and loss on a tumultuous personal journey.