Will 'Mother Of George' Play At A Theater Near You, As It Opens Today? Find Out Here...

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by Tambay A. Obenson
September 13, 2013 1:43 PM
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Oscilloscope Laboratories opens Andrew Dosunmu's lauded Sundance competition drama entry Mother of George in theaters, TODAY, in a limited release, as it gradually expands to other cities over the next 2-3 months.

Unfortunately for a lot of you, the film will not be playing at a theater near you anytime soon (after all, this isn't your typical bloated, Hollywood summer tentpole - thank goodness for that), especially if you don't live in any of the major markets.

Oscilloscope has provided a theatrical listing of cities and cinemas where the film will run from now through November - a list you'll find at the bottom of this post. So take a look, and if it's screening in your neck of the woods, you really should see it, because it's the kind of film that demands to be seen on a large screen, thanks to DP Bradford Young's visually-stunning lensing. 

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. 

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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  • BlackMovies4WhitePeople | September 13, 2013 1:59 PMReply

    Though I didn't love Restless City - it was impossible to escape it with Affirm tooting the horn. I have to admit they give their movies visibility. Their Facebook and Twitter game, the press. They're YouTube game. All to say I've never heard of this one off of Shadow and act. I think this other company is marketing to white people because I read black press, listen to black radio, frequent black movies and only hear about this one here. Which I'm thankful for but I'm jus sayin. Same with Newlyweeds and Things Never Said and so much other stuff. It's sad.

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