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Exclusive: New Poster From Celebrated Sundance Winner 'Mother Of George'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 1, 2013 11:08 AM
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Mother Of George
The magic of the movies is to take us into a world we've never experienced before and make it human, relatable and real, and all those qualities apply to Andrew Dosunmu’s “Mother of George.” No, it doesn't boast big special effects or even major league stars, but anchored by strong characters and telling a moving story of family and marriage, it's a movie that is continuing to make waves ever since taking home an award at Sundance (it just recently unspooled at the San Sebastian Film Festival). And now that it's in theaters, here's another nudge in the ribs to give this one a chance when it plays near you.

Review: Visually Arresting 'Mother Of George' Is A Stunning Accomplishment

  • By Christopher Schobert
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  • September 26, 2013 3:28 PM
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  • 1 Comment
It is hard to recall a wedding sequence as lovingly photographed, gorgeously realized, and downright joyous as the one that opens Andrew Dosunmu’s “Mother of George.” It is the union of a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn, Adenike (Danai Gurira) and Ayodele (Isaac de Bankolé), an event that has brought friends and family together for a celebration of life, love, and—without question—fertility. It is an event driven by hope. “Nothing will ruin you two,” Adenike is told. “You and your husband will not know suffering.” There is humor (the couple is told to always eat dinner together, at home: “Even if you have eaten…Come home to eat again”), stirring music, and dancing, as well as real, tangible pressure.

Interview: Danai Gurira Talks 'Mother Of George,' The Film's Distinct Look & Working On 'The Walking Dead'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 19, 2013 11:00 AM
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Now playing in limited release, "Mother of George" is one of those tiny movies you should seek out, wherever and however you can. Directed by Andrew Dosunmu ("Restless City"), the film premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival and was singled out for its sumptuous cinematography by Bradford Young (who also shot "Ain't Them Bodies Saints"). The film concerns a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn who are experiencing some fertility problems, and the emotional fallout that follows. It's not exactly the most chipper of subjects, but Dosunmu draws you into the story, thanks largely to Young's painterly visuals and a lead performance by Danai Gurira (from AMC's highly rated zombie drama "The Walking Dead"). It's the rare drama that stays with you long after the credits have finished rolling, a deeply affected, gorgeously photographed glimpse into a world you likely know nothing about and probably barely knew existed.

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