African Cinema: SEPT. 13th, 2013, Applause Africa and Oscilloscope Laboratories Presents Andrew Dosunmu’s MOTHER OF GEORGE in New York

Applause Africa and Oscilloscope Laboratories Presents

**2013 Sundance Film Festival Winner**
U.S. Dramatic Cinematography Award

Danai Gurira (from AMC’s The Walking Dead), Isaach De Bankole, Yaya DaCosta Alafia, Tony Okungbowa, Bukky Ajayi, Angelique Kidjo


On behalf of Applause Africa, you are invited to a screening of MOTHER OF GEORGE, the 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 make it’s New York premiere at the BAM Cinemafest before opening theatrically this September.

After the joyous wedding between Adenike (Gurira) and Ayodele (Isaach De Bankolé, WHITE MATERIAL, NIGHT ON EARTH), a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn, marital complications arise out of their inability to conceive a child. The problemdevastates their family and defies cultural expectations, leading Adenike to make a shocking decision that could either save her family or destroy it. Dosunmu captures the nuances of this unique and fascinating culture by creating a beautiful, vibrant, and moving portrait of a couple whose joys and struggles are at once intimate and universal. The film also stars Yaya Decosta Alafia (THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT) and Tony Okungbowa (The Ellen DeGeneres Show).

The film was written by Darci Picoult, and produced by Lars Knudsen and Jay Van Hoy of Parts & Labor (COLD WEATHER, BEGINNERS, AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS) and Matt Parker & Carly Hugo (RESTLESS CITY, HIGHER GROUND) along with Picoult, Chris Maybach, Saemi Kim and Okungbowa. Executive producers on the film are: Saerom Kim of Maybach Film Productions; Ron Simons of SimonSays Entertainment; Jerry Tankersley, Laura Bernieri & Joseph Sorrentino of Fried AlligatorFilms and Rhea Scott & Fady Salamé.

Distributor: Oscilloscope Laboratories
Genre: Drama
Director: Andrew Dosunmu
Writer: Darci Picoult
Starring: Danai Gurira, Isaach De Bankole, Yaya DaCosta Alafia, Tony Okungbowa, Bukky Ajayi, Angelique Kidjo
Running Time: 107 Minutes
Release Date: September 13, 2013

Friday, September 13th at 8:20PM
Angelika Film Center
18 W Houston St, New York, NY 10012
New York, NY 10012

SHOWTIME: 8:20pm
Q&A and Talkback with Cast and Crew follow after the movie in the Theatre.
AFTERPARTY: Falucka Lounge | 162 Bleecker St New York, NY 10012

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