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Hey Brooklyn! Andrew Dosunmu's 'Mother of George' Will Expand To BAMcinématek This Friday

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by Tambay A. Obenson
September 18, 2013 5:22 PM
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All you Brooklynites should really appreciate this news! Now you don't have to trek into Manhattan to see Andrew Dosunmu's Mother of George at the Angelika, the only theater it opened in over the weekend.

I've just learned that the film will expand to BAM Cinematek, starting this Friday, meaning, you have even less of an excuse for not checking it out.

Oscilloscope Laboratories will continue to gradually expand the film to other cities over the next 2-3 months.

Check out the listing of cities and cinemas where the film will run from now through November at the bottom of this post.

The heartbreaking drama stars Danai Gurira as Adenike, who weds the charismatic Ayodele (Isaach De Bankolé), the owner of a small Nigerian restaurant in Brooklyn. Their traditional wedding culminates in a ceremony where Adenike is named for her yet-to-be-conceived son, George. But as the months pass without pregnancy, Adenike faces uncomfortable and unfamiliar choices in her desperate struggle to save her marriage. 

Yaya Alafia and Tony Okungbowa co-star.

The film's script was penned by Darci Picoult and produced by Lars Knudsen and Jay Van Hoy of Parts & Labor as well as Matt ParkerCarly Hugo, Chris Maybach, Saemi Kim, along with Picoult and Okungbowa. 

Bradford Young shot it.

Executive producers on the film include Ron Simons of SimonSays EntertainmentSaerom Kim of Maybach Film ProductionsJerry Tankersley, Laura Bernieri & Joseph Sorrentino of Fried Alligator Films and Rhea Scott & Fady Salamé.

Read Zeba Blay's Sundance review of the film HERE: as well as Dankwa's Maryland Film Festival review of it HERE.

Also, Jasmin interviewed star Danai Gurira last week, and that wonderful conversation can be found HERE if you missed it.

Theatrical playdates listed below, with links to each theater's website where you can purchase tickets:

09/13/13New York, NYAngelika Film Center
09/20/13Atlanta, GALandmark Midtown Art Cinema
09/20/13Los Angeles, CALaemmle Royal
09/20/13New York, NYAMC Empire 25
09/27/13Chicago, ILSiskel Film Center
09/27/13Nashville, TNBelcourt
09/27/13Seattle, WALandmark - TBD
10/04/13Boston, MALandmark Kendall Square Cinema
10/04/13Portland, ORLiving Room Theater
10/18/13Washington, DCLandmark E-Street Cinema
11/08/13Denver, COLandmark - TBD
11/22/13Philadelphia, PALandmark Ritz at the Bourse
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