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Heirloom

By Karen Chilton

<style type="text/css"> </style> When siblings, CAMILLE and WYNN, discover a portrait of their recently deceased grandmother painted by renowned artist Archibald Motley, they are forced to reconcile her will where everything was left to Wynn, though Camille was her primary caretaker. An emotional tug-of-war ensues where years of repressed conflicts between them surface as they struggle to navigate their grief and make sense of all that was left behind. Set in Chicago’s historic Bronzeville neighborhood and shifting time periods from present day to the late 1930s, HEIRLOOM’s central theme of sibling rivalry is explored through the lens of colorism--and the toll the weight of this ''inheritance' has exacted from one generation to the next.

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