MOTHER OF GEORGE

Showtimes

Fri, Sep 27th at 6:00pm
Fri, Sep 27th at 8:00pm
Sat, Sep 28th at 3:00pm
Sat, Sep 28th at 8:00pm
Sun, Sep 29th at 3:00pm
Sun, Sep 29th at 5:00pm
Mon, Sep 30th at 6:00pm
Mon, Sep 30th at 8:00pm
Tue, Oct 1st at 6:00pm
Tue, Oct 1st at 8:00pm
Wed, Oct 2nd at 6:00pm
Wed, Oct 2nd at 8:00pm
Thu, Oct 3rd at 6:00pm
Thu, Oct 3rd at 8:15pm
Average: 4.1 (7 votes)

Chicago premiere!
Tony Okungbowa in person
on Saturday ONLY!

  1. MOTHER OF GEORGE
  1. 2013, Andrew Dosunmu, USA, 106 min.
  2. With Isaach De Bankolé, Danai Gurira

“A beautiful movie...visually splendid.”
—Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Ravishing...performances of remarkable emotional power and subtlety.”
—Amy Taubin, Film Comment

A lavish and exuberantly colorful wedding in Brooklyn’s Yoruba community unites restaurant-owner Ayodele (De Bankolé) and beautiful new arrival from Nigeria Adenike (Gurira), but all is not well. Director Dosunmu, a former creative director for Yves Saint Laurent, brings visual bravado and striking styling to this tale of a fledgling marriage threatened by the bride’s failure to conceive, and her imperious mother-in-law’s secret and potentially scandalous plan for producing the all-important heir. The film’s eye-popping colors and striking widescreen compositions earned d.p. Bradford Young the Best Cinematography award at Sundance. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)

Actor and producer Tony Okungbowa will be present for Q&A following the 3:00 show on Saturday.

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