Mother Of George
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MOTHER OF GEORGE is a poetic and moving second feature by Andrew Dosunmu (RESTLESS CITY), starring Danai Gurira (Michonne from AMC's The Walking Dead, THE VISITOR). Featuring stunning work by acclaimed cinematographer Bradford Young (AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS), the film premiered to critical acclaim at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, and will make it's New York premiere at the BAM Cinemafest before opening theatrically in mid-September. (c) Oscilloscope

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"After a while it's hard to take Dosunmu's barrage of off-center compositions ... dialogue sequences that have the actor converse with empty space, and close-ups that reduce faces and objects to blobs of light."
‑ Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer
"In the end, "George" becomes almost as irritating as that mother-in-law."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Has the advantage of novelty and authenticity, but Dosunmu's ellipitical and self-consciously tasteful approach robs the material of some of its power..."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"It's a beautiful and heartbreaking film."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Mother of George might work better with an operatic score, for all its brooding, pain, and masochism.Arias, anyone?"
‑ Gerald Peary, Arts Fuse
"It takes about 60 seconds before the elegant "Mother of George" has you firmly inside the world it has created."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"It's a powerfully sensual movie, gorgeously lensed colors and textures conveying its characters emotional states while thoughtfully exploring the range of human sexuality through Adenike's experience."
‑ Barbara VanDenburgh, Arizona Republic
"An engaging immigrant drama of the traditional Nigerian experience in NYC."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Just when it seems as if there are no new worlds for cinema to explore, a movie like "Mother of George" comes along to prove otherwise."
‑ Marc Mohan, Oregonian
"From the the music (especially Strauss's "Four Last Songs), it is remarkably full of life."
‑ Christopher Schobert, The Playlist
"Serious cinema of the globalist sort."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"The whole cast is good, but the film wouldn't work without a great performance from Gurira, who is of Zimbabwean descent."
‑ G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle
"There is a lot of wisdom in this film. There is strength in the old traditions, and error, too. In America, many people don't have these old traditions to guide them. They are something to hold onto, and that is a comfort."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"The joy is in the detail of Dosunmu's film, the nuance of a relationship as richly complex as the African print dresses that Adenike favours."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"In [cinematographer Bradford Young's] striking compositions, shapes and patterns repeat, colors convey meaning (watch how - and when - rust and purple appear in Adenike, Ayodele and Biyi's clothing)."
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
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