The Obituary of Tunde Johnson

Ali LeRoi

Ali LeRoi



United States


Feature film




1 h 44 mins

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Activism, Black, Gay, Mental Health, Youth

There will be a live extended Q&A with special guests immediately following the screening.

Tunde Johnson, an African-American teen, is stuck in a Groundhog Day nightmare, waking up to experience the same day over and over again—the day he dies at the hands of Los Angeles police officers.

On the day of his death, Tunde attends a film seminar; visits his secret boyfriend Soren (who happens to be dating his best friend Marley), and comes out to his supportive parents, all the while trying to survive as a Black gay high school student. We witness each ‘new’ day a little differently, as Tunde is forced to confront difficult truths about himself.

Written by Stanley Kalu at the age of nineteen, The Obituary of Tunde Johnson tackles issues of racism, police brutality, LGBTQ acceptance, mental health, and addiction, offering an urgent and timely commentary on what it means to grow up as a Black American.

Fri Oct 09, 7:00 pm

There will be a live extended Q&A with special guests immediately following the screening.

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