By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act September 13, 2013 at 1:43PM
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 Parker, Carly Hugo, Chris Maybach, Saemi Kim, along with Picoult and Okungbowa.
Executive producers on the film include Ron Simons of SimonSays Entertainment; Saerom Kim of Maybach Film Productions; Jerry Tankersley, Laura Bernieri & Joseph Sorrentino of Fried Alligator Films and Rhea Scott & Fady Salamé.
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:
|09/13/13||New York, NY||Angelika Film Center|
|09/20/13||Atlanta, GA||Landmark Midtown Art Cinema|
|09/20/13||Los Angeles, CA||Laemmle Royal|
|09/20/13||New York, NY||AMC Empire 25|
|09/27/13||Chicago, IL||Siskel Film Center|
|09/27/13||Seattle, WA||Landmark - TBD|
|10/04/13||Boston, MA||Landmark Kendall Square Cinema|
|10/04/13||Portland, OR||Living Room Theater|
|10/18/13||Washington, DC||Landmark E-Street Cinema|
|11/08/13||Denver, CO||Landmark - TBD|
|11/22/13||Philadelphia, PA||Landmark Ritz at the Bourse|