MOTHER OF GEORGE
Tony Okungbowa in person
on Saturday ONLY!
- MOTHER OF GEORGE
- 2013, Andrew Dosunmu, USA, 106 min.
- 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.