Cinema Africa: Tony Okungbowa On His Los Angeles Indie Romance, 'Echo Park'

Tony Okungbowa talks 'Echo Park,' his ever-growing list of job titles and African visibility on screen in this week's Cinema Africa.

Photo of Tony Okungbowa. Courtesy of Array.
Echo Park, Amanda Marsalis’ directorial debut, is a film that pays homage to the East Los Angeles neighborhood of its namesake. Just as British expat Alex finds himself coming to terms with the fact that he’ll have to leave town due to his career dreams fizzling out, disenchanted new neighborhood resident Sophie walks into his life by way of a craigslist ad for his couch. The two go on to pursue a fleeting “no-risk situation” that turns into a meaningful relationship neither had anticipated.

The film premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2014 and is set to be released by Ava DuVernay’s distribution company ARRAY both in theaters and on Netflix on April 15th.

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